Yes, this place is as important as it sounds.
There are five Centers of Excellence at the University of Memphis and CERI (as most people call it) is one of them. CERI (Center for Earthquake Research and Information) is a huge point of pride for our University and our City. It is a stand-alone center using advanced technologies and interdisciplinary research to reveal findings used extensively all over the world. CERI is passionate about unraveling the causes of earthquakes and delving into the consequences. We are also a huge help to the general public as an authority on scientific and practical quake information.