Earthquake Insight Field Trip
Geophysicist Tim Larson represented the Illinois State Geological Survey as a presenter on the geology of the Alton and East St. Louis Metro area of southwestern Illinois during the Earthquake Insight Field Trip on May 28, 2009. The goal of the trip was to provide non-scientists with a greater understanding of the earthquake risks in the central United States. This semi-annual event is hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey but includes other presenters who are currently active in earthquake research. The 29 non-scientist trip participants included finance and equity professionals, risk managers, business leaders, and elected officials.