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Most people do not think of New York City when thinking of earthquakes.
Dr. Charles Merguerian, however, will discuss the history of earthquakes in
NYC and make the case that a large number of northwest-trending faults
throughout the bedrock of Manhattan should be considered active faults. Dr. Merguerian is Professor
Emeritus and former Chairman of Geology at Hofstra University (1981-2014), Visiting Research Fellow
at Yale University, and has a broad range of expert consulting experience with the United States
Geological Survey, the New York City DEP, Con Edison, and many private companies.
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