SUNY Potsdam Geology Department Offers Free Seismology Workshops


SUNY Potsdam's Department of Geology will offer free seismology workshops for the community this semester. All are welcome to learn about what causes earthquakes and tsunamis, seismograph detection and more, from Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Revetta.

All sessions will be offered on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Timerman Hall Room B23. The workshops are free, and the public is invited to attend.

The schedule is as follows:

·March 4:"How Earthquakes are Detected," explaining the use of seismograms in the lab.

·March 18:"Worldwide Earthquake Occurrence," discussing plate tectonics and programs to study earthquake distribution.

·April 15:"How Tsunamis Form," including information on recent tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia.

Each seismology workshop lasts about 50 minutes. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Dr. Revetta at (315) 267-3441.

To learn more about SUNY Potsdam's Department of Geology, visit

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.