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  • haywiredOctober 29, 2014
    Workshop: Fires and the HayWired Scenario

    On October 29th, a workshop was held to discuss "Fires and the Hayward Earthquake." This workshop brought together Haywired Scenario experts and California Fire Departments and Agencies to examine fire and water issues arising from a M7 Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. More information on the Haywired Scenario.

  • October 20, 2014
    Pasadena USGS Welcomes New Public Affairs Specialist Donyelle Davis

    The Pasadena USGS Field Office welcomes Donyelle Davis as the new public affairs specialist for SAFRR and the Earthquake Science Center. Donyelle will be working with USGS Office of Communications staff and the Pasadena office scientists to improve media relations and continue efforts to more effectively communicate earthquake and hazard science.

  • Young Scientist ForumOctober 15, 2014
    Kris Ludwig Participates in US-China Young Scientist Forum

    Staff scientist Kris Ludwig was invited to participate in a US-China Young Scientist Forum (YSF) focused on disaster management, resilience, and mitigation on October, 15th at the U.S. Department of State. The YSF brings together scientific researchers and policymakers from the U.S. and China for informal discussions, with this year's program hosting 10 Chinese scientists and policy makers as part of the U.S. China People-to-People Exchange. Participants discussed multiple topics in the disaster arena including risk communication, partnerships with companies, nonprofits, community organizations, local and state governments, and products, services, and strategies for resilience. Meeting objectives included attaining a better understanding of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship and science diplomacy efforts and a better understanding of the scientific challenges and opportunities in China.

  • EEW_factsheetAugust 29, 2014
    New USGS Fact Sheet Available Online: ShakeAlert-An Earthquake Early Warning System for the United States West Coast

    The USGS Fact Sheet "ShakeAlert- An Earthquake Early Warning System for the United States West Coast" is now available online. SAFRR scientist Erin Burkett worked closely with Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator Doug Given and the SAFRR team to create the fact sheet intended for the general public and stakeholders interested in information on Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and ShakeAlert, the prototype EEW system in development for the western Unites States. The fact sheet provides fundamentals of the science behind how EEW works and describes the current status and future plans and potential uses of ShakeAlert for the west coast. More information on Earthquake Early Warning

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