A new series of seismic hazard maps that outline the effects from quakes occurring in the Evansville, Ind., area will be unveiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and local and regional partners. These earthquake hazard maps are critical tools for business leaders, city planners, emergency management and homeowners since the area is at risk from both the New Madrid and the Wabash Valley seismic zones.
The Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project is funded by the USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The USGS, Southwest Indiana Disaster Resistant Community Corporation, Purdue University, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis and the Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois state geological surveys are project leaders. The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium State Geologists are also involved.
For more information about the earthquake hazard maps, please contact Oliver Boyd at 901-678-3463 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project. Register for the event by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com. There is no charge to attend.
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