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Media Advisory: Earthquake Country Alliance at USGS

Members of the news media are invited to attend the next Earthquake Country Alliance - Bay Area Regional Workshop to be held at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park on May 23. ECA workshops are educational and informational opportunities to learn more about the latest in earthquake science, preparedness, and mitigation, as well as to arrange interviews with subject matter experts.

ECA is a public-private-grassroots partnership that coordinates the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and develops preparedness resources available on the Earthquake Country Alliance website.


Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area Regional Workshop


Staff from USGS, the Southern California Earthquake Center, and the California Geological Survey will be making presentations. See agenda below.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Registration

9:20 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. General meeting


USGS, Rambo Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, Calif.


Please register online. There is no cost to attend this workshop.

Meeting Agenda (9:20 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.):

  • ECA preparedness resources and 2017 ECA activities in the Bay Area and statewide, including ShakeOut (Mark Benthien, ECA Executive Director)
  • Earthquake probabilities updates (David Schwartz, USGS)
  • How fast are the Bay Area faults moving? (Eileen Evans, USGS)
  • HayWired Scenario: Improving how Bay Area communities work together for a more connected and resilient future (Dale Cox, USGS)
  • California Earthquake Clearinghouse and information sharing tools for community resiliency (Anne Rosinski, California Geological Survey)
  • Building the ShakeAlert user community: The path to limited public rollout (Robert de Groot, USGS)
  • 2017 ECA Mini Award Program recipient announcement

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