USGS to Fund 47 Earthquake Projects

RESTON, Va., April 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Geological Survey says it will award about $4 million for 2010 earthquake research at 47 universities, state geological surveys and private firms.

“These external research grants are an important component of our overall strategy for earthquake risk reduction,” said Marcia McNutt, USGS director. “They help us engage the creativity and imagination of the best researchers nationwide who develop new tools and insights that will ultimately make us safer from seismic hazards.”

Applications for 2011 grants are being accepted through May 14.

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