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2014 Great Central US Shakeout Event Video

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On October 16, 2014, CERI and the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School & Research Institute participated in the Great Central US Shakeout to promote earthquake preparedness in the greater Memphis area. See the video here.

Millions of people worldwide practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! You can also register to hold your drill on any day through the end of the year.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes wherever you live, work, or travel.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 occurred 7 miles south of Conway Springs, Kansas at approximately 3:40 PM CDT on November 12. The event was felt was felt in tall buildings as far away as Memphis with reports of minor damage near the epicenter.

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As recorded at The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information 
Intensity map for Conway Springs KS earthquake
Did You Feel It? You can fill out a report for the USGS here.

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CERI expertise focuses closely on earthquake hazards. Diverse technologies afford new research opportunities, while our established scientific and engineering program is producing new information used in private and public plans for lessening earthquake hazards.

A Geophysical Field Trip to Death Valley, California, Spring Break (March 9 - 17)
Read our students' journal here.

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 The New Madrid Seismic Zone - See CERI's award winning documentary:

  "New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811-1812."

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