Seismic Safety Report Completed

Illinois State Geological Survey engineering geologist Robert Bauer, as head of one of four subcommittees for the Illinois Seismic Safety Task Force, submitted the final report of the subcommittee to the Task Force. The subcommittee reviewed the current use of only one map denoting earthquake hazards in the state from only one earthquake (seismic source) (this map is used for guiding literature dissemination to insurance policy holders), earthquake loss estimation models, and earthquake monitoring and notification. The Task Force findings and recommendation are being assembled into a final report by members of the governor's office.