Earthquake research center in Memphis gets grant
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey is awarding a $2 million grant to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.
The university says the three-year grant will help the center continue to monitor earthquakes in the central and southeastern United States.
The research center’s seismic network includes 140 seismographs in nine states. It integrates data from an additional 160 stations to process data and information from about 500 earthquakes each year.
With the grant, the center is responsible for monitoring earthquakes from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border to the Potomac River, which includes the New Madrid, Wabash, East Tennessee, Charleston and central Virginia seismic zones.