ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Earthquake Early Warning: How a Few Seconds Can Save Lives and Property — Public Lecture

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News reporters are invited to attend an illustrated public lecture to learn how U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners are developing ShakeAlert. The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year. Alerts could save lives and properties but several challenges remain. With millions at risk, why isn't full public alerting happening yet?


Illustrated presentation:

ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Earthquake Early Warning


Doug Given, USGS Geophysicist and Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator


Thursday, January 25, 2018

12:00 p.m. — Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives.

1:00 p.m. — Speaker availability for news media interviews.

7:00 p.m.— Public lecture open to all.

(Both presentations will be live-streamed online. There will be an archived video for later viewing.)


U.S. Geological Survey

Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 2nd floor

345 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park, Calif.

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