PubTalk 9/2009 — Meeting the Challenge of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

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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?

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Image Dimensions: 200 x 150

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Length: 01:24:29

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.