Michigan Geological Survey

Michigan Geological Survey with its long history of geologic research in Michigan is housed in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University. The survey facilitates research to promote the wise use of natural resources while serving the general public through quality research, invaluable expertise and historic data repository.

Kalamazoo County had the earthquake on 12:23 pm EDT May 2, 2015. The magnitude of the earthquake as reported by USGS is 4.2 on the Richter Scale. The location of the earthquake was Section 13, Township 3S and Range 10W in Pavilion Township of Kalamazoo County (Latitude 42.212,  Longitude -85.429). The depth of the earthquake was 5.9 kilometers or 19,314 feet. More about this from USGS website...

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Visit our MGS store to purchase reports, maps, data and other documents, including historical documents and recent publications. The extent and availability of maps can be viewed using MGS Geoplatform application.

Director of the survey explains the importance of soil identification and use of consistent terminologies for water well drillers at Michigan Ground Water Association conference in Battle Creek, Michigan. Watch the video.