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In the News

June 14, 2022

Newsweek mentioned Michigan Tech’s earthquake magnitude scale in a story on a series of quakes that hit Yellowstone National Park on Sunday (June 12) ahead of unprecedented flooding.

May 10, 2022

Michigan Tech’s Earthquake Magnitude Scale was referenced by Newsweek to describe the impact of a magnitude 5 earthquake on Mars last week. The quake is the strongest recorded by NASA on another planet.

May 19, 2021

MTU's UPSeis earthquake magnitude scale was referenced by The Sacramento Bee in a story on two earthquakes felt in Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Monday. The article was picked up by regional news outlets.

May 4, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the article "Earthquake cluster reported off the Oregon coast — including a 5.4 magnitude shaker," in Yahoo News. The story also appeared in several newspapers, including The Olympian, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Miami Herald.

April 21, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Another Louisiana earthquake: 3.1 magnitude quake reported near Louisiana-Texas border," which appeared in several newspapers nationally, including The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

March 10, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "’Swarm’ of 20,000 earthquakes rattles Iceland," which was picked up by several media outlets, including KPLR TV (St. Louis, Missouri).

February 23, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Swarm of earthquakes detected at Mount Rainier," which ran on several news outlets in the  Pacific Northwest, including KIRO TV (Seattle, Washington) and MSN.

February 19, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Earthquake shook parts of South Carolina Saturday night," which ran in several news outlets including Yahoo News.

February 17, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Earthquake shook parts of South Carolina Saturday night," in The State.

January 22, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "More than 100 earthquakes strike near Oregon volcano in a single day, geologists say," that appeared in several newspapers around the country including the Sun Herald, Gulfport Mississippi, and the Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, Illinois.

January 11, 2021

Michigan Tech was cited in the story "6.5-Magnitude Earthquake May Hit Israel In Coming Years, Researchers Say," published in International Business Times.

January 7, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Swarm of more than 30 earthquakes rattles Southern California, geologists say," that ran in several news outlets, including Yahoo News.

January 6, 2021

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Three earthquakes rattle West Texas in two hours, including 4.0 magnitude quake," that appeared in several newspapers nationally including the Kansas City Star.