Tag: seismic

Earthquake recording stations to be located in Missouri

Posted by on June 12, 2009

As part of a National Science Foundation initiative called EarthScope, 43 earthquake recording stations will be placed in Missouri and southern Iowa in 2010-2011. Dr. Stephen Gao, a seismologist in the geology and geophysics program at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is working with four students from Missouri universities to conduct field surveys and identify locations for the stations.

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Earthquake preparedness is topic of August conference at Missouri

Posted by on June 4, 2008

Two minor earthquakes that rocked central Missouri this spring demonstrate the importance of earthquake preparedness in the region. Preparation for a significant quake along the New Madrid Fault is the subject of a conference to be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer.

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Earthquake preparedness in the Midwest

Posted by on April 18, 2008

The earthquake that hit eastern Illinois on Friday, April 18, is the type of event communities throughout the Midwest should prepare for, say organizers of an earthquake preparedness conference to be held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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UMR researchers hope to use quakes to unlock secrets about Earth’s crust

Posted by on December 13, 2006

Over the past several decades, the United States Government established the Global Seismographic Network to monitor nuclear explosions worldwide. That network has also proven to be a crucial source of information for geologists and geophysicists like Drs. Stephen Gao and Kelly Liu, who are trying to unlock secrets about the earth’s crust.                 

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Donated software will help students interpret seismic data

Posted by on November 23, 2004

Students in the geological sciences and engineering department at UMR are using new software to help them learn to interpret data relating to fault lines, potential oil reservoirs and other geophysical characteristics.

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