2014 Great Central US Shakeout Event Video
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
As recorded at The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information
Did You Feel It? You can fill out a report for the USGS here.
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
A Geophysical Field Trip to Death Valley, California, Spring Break (March 9 - 17)
Read our students' journal here.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone - See CERI's award winning documentary:
"New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811-1812."