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September 24, 2012
Jessica Robertson 703-648-6624

Media Advisory: USGS Hosts Congressional Briefing: Earthquake Early Warning

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Note: We will be tweeting live from this event through the @USGSLive account.

You are invited to join the USGS for a congressional briefing titled, “Earthquake Early Warning: Every Second Counts.”

Imagine if doctors had time to stop delicate procedures before an earthquake. And if emergency responders had a few extra moments to gear up, airplane landings could be postponed, trains slowed, and people could move to safer locations. Come learn how the USGS and its partners are helping provide critical seconds of notification through an earthquake early warning system in the United States.

When: Friday, September 28, 2012

This briefing will be held twice in Washington, DC.

10:00 a.m. in 1334 Longworth House Office Building
2:00 p.m. in 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building        



Richard Allen
Director, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Professor, Dept. Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley

Bill Leith
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

Chris Terzich
Chair, Regional Consortium Coordinating Council  


Seismological Society of America


Learn more about the Earthquake Early Warning System.

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