UTC Offers Lecture, "The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone, Scientific Curiosity Or A Hidden Danger?"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dr. Chris Powell, Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) and the University of Memphis, will address the growing concern on seismic activity in the area in her discussion, "The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone: Scientific Curiosity or a Hidden Danger?" 

The lecture will be held on Monday, in Grote Hall, Room 129, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free.  Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Chattanoogans live in the second most seismic region in the eastern United States. The East Tennessee Seismic Zone stretches from Alabama to New York, and has experienced a magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Fort Payne, Al., as recently as 2003. Dr. Powell will answer questions and explain the potential for more, and potentially larger, earthquakes occurring in the region.

Contact Dr. Ann E. Holmes, Mildred Routt Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physics, Geology & Astronomy, for more information. She can be reached at Ann-Holmes@utc.edu or 423 425-1704 or fax 423 425-4423.


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