2012 Earthquake Insight Field Trip -- New Madrid Seismic Zone

Tuesday – April 10, 2012

Registration information here.
Field trip FAQs here.

The 2012 Earthquake Insight Field Trip will be held as a shoulder event to the National Earthquake Conference (NEC) and to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Annual Meeting. However, attendance at the NEC or the EERI Annual Meeting is not required to participate in this Earthquake Insight Field Trip – it is open to anyone.

Earthquake Insight Field Trip

It is especially for non-scientists, such as emergency planners, business leaders, elected officials, media, finance and equity professionals, risk managers, portfolio managers, lenders, and business continuity planners. The field trip will be led by geoscientists, engineers, and emergency planners who are active in current research and practice. 

Earthquake Insight Field Trip

The 2012 Earthquake Insight Field Trip will start and end in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, April 10. It will include one, very full day. The group will meet about 7:00 am (exact time to be determined) and will return about 5:30 pm.

Earthquake Insight Field Trip

The group will also see engineered solutions that minimize earthquake risk to certain structures as well as current earthquake research in progress. There will also be discussion of several industries that have concentrated exposure to earthquake risk in the central US.

The field trip participants will be accompanied by about a dozen scientists and researchers who will share their expertise regarding Central US earthquake hazards and earthquake risks.

Transportation will be via a chartered bus. Lunch, snacks, and a field trip guidebook are included. Dress is informal and field-friendly.

The general route includes northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri, and western Tennessee. Stops include liquefaction sites from the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes; New Madrid; the New Madrid scarp; Reelfoot Lake; and others.

It is expected that the field trip will be a sellout: if you really want to participate, register now. Cost is $95 per person.

For more information or to register, please contact Phyllis Steckel, RG at psteckel@charter.net or 636-239-4013 as soon as possible.

The final report of the first Earthquake Insight Field Trip, which was in 2005, is posted at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external/reports/05HQGR0014.pdf. The route and content of each Earthquake Insight Field Trip since then has been unique.

Field trip FAQs.