PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011

Contact: Franklin O'Donnell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Feb. 3, 1993


       Earthquakes and environmental hazards will be among topics discussed at a scientific conference Feb. 8-11 in Pasadena, Calif., co-sponsored by NASA.

       More than 500 participants from 37 countries are expected at the Ninth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing organized by the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan.

       The June 1992 Landers, Calif., earthquake and its aftermath will be discussed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology researchers in a special session Thursday, Feb. 11, chaired by Dr. Robert Crippen of JPL.

       The conference will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center.

       Sponsors and participating agencies in addition to NASA include Amoco, Arco Oil and Gas, BHP-Utah Mines, Chevron Overseas Production, Cominco, Conoco, Exxon Production Research, Intera Information Technologies, Texaco Exploration and Production, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Energy.


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Note to Editors: Journalists are invited to cover the conference. For more information, contact Wendy Raeder of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan at (313) 994-1200, ext. 3453; or, during the conference, at (818) 440-9371.