In the spring of 2009, UUSS opened the Rio Tinto Earthquake Information Center, a state-of-the-art facility for earthquake information and community outreach made possible by a generous donation from Kennecott Utah Copper (see below). The facility forms part of the UUSS’s new space for seismic network operations in the Frederick A. Sutton Building on the University of Utah campus.
A MODERN HOME FOR EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND OUTREACH IN UTAH
Photo (above) and text (below) from donor’s plaque affixed to the Rio Tinto Earthquake Information Center:
Kennecott Utah Copper and Kennecott Land are part of the global Rio Tinto Company which employs thousands of people in Utah and tens of thousands of people in 55 countries. Since 1989, Rio Tinto has owned and operated the Bingham Canyon Mine and, later, the Daybreak Community. Rio Tinto thinks big, making big commitments, generating big innovations, developing big ideas and making big contributions to positively impact the community.
Our business strategies and daily practices show a long-term commitment to sustainable development. We focus many of our efforts on environmental stewardship, community outreach and corporate philanthropy. Our goal is to meet the needs of today’s generation without compromising the needs of tomorrow.
Rio Tinto is proud to affix its name to the Earthquake Information Center at the University of Utah which provides a state-of the-art earthquake information outlet for the Intermountain Region. Rio Tinto believes that the funding of the Earthquake Information Center demonstrates our commitment to the present and future needs of the community.