Seismicity of the Great Lakes region



The Symposium on the Seismicity of the Great Lakes Region was held April 21, 1988, at the University of Akron, Ohio, in connection with the 22nd Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, sponsored by the Department of Geology, University of Akron.

The purpose of this symposium was to reassess the seismicity of the region and its relationship to tectonic features in view of the unexpectedly strong earthquake of January 31, 1986, near the Perry nuclear power plant in northeast Ohio. A total of 13 papers were presented to an audience of about 60–70. Abstracts of these papers appear in Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, volume 20, number 5, March 1988.