Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium - CUSEC

Welcome to the CUSEC Website. Our site covers everything from basic earthquake safety and mitigation issues, to a calendar of events and the some of the science behind the seismicity in the central United States. We want to have a site that is informative and easy to navigate and we welcome your feedback. Thanks for visiting...

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May 2015
May 5-8 - National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting; Charleston, South Carolina
May 25 - Memorial Day; CUSEC Office Closed
May 27-29 - Mississippi Preparedness Summit; Biloxi, Mississippi
May 28 - ATC20 Train-the-Trainer; Rogers, Arkansas

June 2015
June 9-10 - FEMA154 & ATC-20/CalSAP Training; Normal, Illinois
June 13-20 - Ride the Fault; Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee
June 25-26 - CUSEC Board of Directors Meeting; Mobile, Alabama

July 2015
July 3 - CUSEC Closed;
July 7-8 - CUSEC Operations/State Geologists Meeting; Memphis, Tennessee
July 19-22 - 40th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop; Broomfield, Colorado

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:35
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FEMA and ATC to Host Earthquake Webinars in April
April 2015 - As part of its 2015 Webinar Program, the Applied Technology Council (ATC) will host two earthquake-related training webinars in the month of April based on FEMA Publications 50 & 50-1 as well as FEMA Publication 74. Each of these publications focus on the importance of applying sound building techniques and mitigation practices to new and existing structures to help reduce deaths, injuries, damages and property loss in the event of a damaging earthquake. Information about these two training webinars is as follows:

FEMA 50 & 50-1:  Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detach, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
Registration Fee: Free
1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

FEMA E-74:  Reducing the Risks of Nonstructual Earthquake Damage - A Practical Guide
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
Registration Fee: Free
1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

You can register and find out more information about these two webinars at  https://www.atcouncil.org/index.php/events-atcsei

CUSEC Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
March 2015 - CUSEC is pleased to announce that it has recently received a “Public Safety Grant” from the Motorola Solutions Foundation (MSF), the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, CUSEC will continue to educate the general public around the central U.S. region about earthquake preparedness through events such as the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut; as well as provide new tools, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and continued training for emergency managers and responders.

The Public Safety Grant program supports organizations that provide training to first responders, supports the families of fallen first responders, or educates the general public on safety issues.   “As a small non-profit organization, we are heavily dependent on grants and outside contributions to help CUSEC carry out its mission,” said Jim Wilkinson, CUSEC Executive Director. “I’m thrilled to have received the grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation; these funds will go a long way to helping us leverage our limited resources as we work throughout our communities,” he added.
For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants programs, visit http://responsibility.motorolasolutions.com/

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 21:32
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