June 9, 2015
The Earthquake Threat in Southern California: Are You Prepared?
Margaret Vinci, Manager, Office of Earthquake Programs Caltech
This presentation is focused on the science of earthquakes, why we have them, what the threat is in Southern California, what will happen when we have a magnitude 7.8 event, what we need to prepare for and how to prepare. Margaret Vinci will cover the work done at Caltech, how earthquakes are monitored, the tools created for making quick decisions by our emergency responders and a demonstration of the earthquake early warning system currently in the beta test phase.