PubTalk 9/2009 — Meeting the Challenge of the Loma Prieta Earthquake
by Jack Boatwright, USGS Seismologist
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of seismic tranquility in the San Francisco Bay region. It was considered then . as well as now . to be a wake-up call for the region to prepare for potentially even more devastating earthquakes. How well is the Bay Area prepared for the next large earthquake?
- Learn what scientists now think happened during the Loma Prieta earthquake
- How did this destructive event change scientific thinking and influence Bay Area earthquake engineering?
- Future large Bay Area earthquakes are inevitable . are we prepared?