Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer

Arkansas Earthquake Center News - May 1999

Recent Earthquakes

No earthquakes were detected or reported in Arkansas during April 1999.

Map of Central U.S. Earthquakes

Map of US / Canada Earthquakes

Earthquake Seminar well Attended

About 28 small business owners attended "Preparing for the Big One!", on Thursday, April 29 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The 3-hour seminar covered the earthquake threat and the four step cycle of emergency management as it applies to businesses. The seminar was sponsored by the UALR Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer, the ASU Small Business Development Center, and the ASU Center for Economic Development.

New Madrid Fault in the News !

The Sunday, May 2, 1999 edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette featured several articles on the New Madrid Fault System. An online version of one of the articles is available until Saturday, May 8.

Briefly, Seth Stein, a geologist and an author of a recent Northwestern University report, argues that the threat of an earthquake on the New Madrid Fault System is overstated as his research indicates the fault system may be going dormant.

Arch Johnson, director of CERI at the University of Memphis, has argued that the findings have a large margin of error and that more research is needed.

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