U.S.-Israel Cooperation in Geology

In 1985, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Israeli Earth Science Research Administration signed an agreement to establish a seismic research observatory in Israel; however, the USGS is no longer involved in the seismic station.

Today, Jordan, Israel, and the U.S. are working on a Middle East Regional Cooperation Program (MERC) project to measure gravity. MERC has also proposed a study on earthquake research with Israel and Jordan. This study is related to finding a better way to detect nuclear test bans.

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