Presentation | April 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila
1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Dr. Jennifer Strauss, UC Berkeley Seismological Lab
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Get an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the Berkeley Seismological Lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Also find out the latest news about the status of Shake Alert, the earthquake early warning system now being rolled out on the West Coast.
The ShakeAlert system is being developed with public and private partners, which include: the U.S. Geological Survey, the California Governors Office of Emergency Services, the California Geological Survey, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the University of Nevada Reno and Central Washington University. Working with industry affiliates, legislators, and scientists on bringing an EEW system to the state of California, Dr. Strauss routinely interfaces with emergency managers to build action plans and strategies for hazard mitigation given a small lead time for earthquake warning.
Food and drink available for purchase.