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?
ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Earthquake Early Warning: How a Few Seconds Can Save Lives and Property — Public Lecture
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.
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, Calif.