GEER Team Formed

January 23, 2010 by  
Filed under General Information, Geosciences

The Geo-engineering in Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) team has been formed.  The team will be led by Dr. Ellen Rathje, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas Austin.

Also participating in the investigation are Mr. Jeff Bachhuber (Fugro/William Lettis and Associates), Prof. Brady Cox (University of Arkansas), Mr. Jim French (AMEC/Geomatrix), Prof. Russell Green (Virginia Tech), Prof. Scott Olson (University of Illinois), Prof. Glenn Rix (Georgia Tech), Mr. Oscar Suncar (University of Texas), and Mr. Donald Wells (AMEC/Geomatrix).

Press Release is available here: GEER Press Release.pdf

USGS Statement on EQ Hazard & Safety in Haiti & Region

January 22, 2010 by  
Filed under General Information, Geosciences

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a short statement on the earthquake hazard in Haiti and the Caribbean region, conveying their best judgment about the possibility of future earthquakes in the region.  The statement is available by clicking Earthquake Hazard and Safety in Haiti and the Caribbean Region.