Center for Earthquake Research and Information - CERI
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Center for Earthquake Research and Information - CERI
Center for Earthquake Research and Information - CERI
New Madrid Seismic Zone
Central United States Seismicity

Welcome to CERI

Welcome to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis. CERI, one of five Centers of Excellence at the University of Memphis, a vibrant place where faculty, researchers, students and staff dedicate their time and energy to understanding the causes and physical consequences of earthquakes, and their impact on society. CERI faculty and researchers focus on a wide variety of problems in geophysics, seismology, geodesy, exploration, geodynamics, source physics, and engineering seismology. CERI is dedicated to the education of new researchers, and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Sciences with a concentration in Geophysics. Please visit our Research and Study at CERI web pages for additional information. Beyond its research and academic commitments, CERI is a huge point of pride for our University, city, and the central and eastern United States regions because of its long-time efforts in earthquake monitoring and service to the community. CERI maintains a large seismic network and dedicates significant efforts to educate the public about the hazards of earthquakes. To learn about CERI's seismic network, and education and outreach programs, please visit our Seismic Information and Public sites.

The Latest Quakes

 Magnitude 3.6 near Wickliffe, Kentucky

West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission to meet May 24 at Reelfoot Lake

New Madrid Zone Earthquake Map


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