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Media Advisory: News Conference to Outline Earthquake Research Project
Released: 5/27/1997

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
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Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 415-329-4000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Canadian Geological Survey, the University of Washington, Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and the University of Texas, El Paso, will hold a news conference Thursday, May 29, 1997, to describe a seismic-imaging research project planned for the Puget Sound area in March 1998.

The news conference will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) building at 7600 Sand Point Way NE, in Seattle.

A meeting with environmental groups and marine-mammal experts to discuss various aspects of the project will be held Friday, June 30, beginning at 9 a.m., also in the NOAA auditorium.

The news release entitled "SCIENTISTS DESCRIBE UPCOMING EARTHQUAKE RESEARCH PROJECT SET FOR PUGET SOUND" supplies background material on the SHIPS project. Additional materials and information and interviews with the participating scientists will be available at the news conference.

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