Monday, September 28, 2009

US Dribbles Out Seismic Money


Thirteen universities, including St. Louis University, are receiving a total of $5 million in stimulus money to upgrade earthquake monitoring networks.

The St. Louis University Earthquake Center will receive $121,389 for upgrades in addition to equipment that will help the center monitor activity in the New Madrid seismic zone and prepare the region for the possibility of a seismic event.

Yeah, it's better than a kick in the head! But not really serious. My hope was always that these zones would get monitored sufficiently to prove or disprove my hypothesis about interior earthquakes. One zone (Hamilton) is not enough, you would have to find evidence of fluid activity in all zones. Oh well.

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