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Media Advisory: ShakeAlert!
Building an Earthquake Early Warning System for California
Released: 4/16/2012 12:00:00 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 329-4000



Flyer of the ShakeAlert information listed on this site.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — April is Earthquake Preparedness Month in California. How could you and your family best prepare for severe ground shaking using 30 seconds of advance warning? Millions of Japanese citizens received advance warning of the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake — can such a system be built for use in California? University researchers and government agencies are working together to create an Earthquake Early Warning system in California to reduce earthquake losses.

Who: Doug Given, U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator

What: Free, non-technical, public lecture about the development of a California earthquake early warning system

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00 p.m.—Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters
7:00 p.m. —Public lecture (also available, streaming over the Internet)

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More information and directions: Evening Public Lecture Series
Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map


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