The Great Southern California ShakeOut
Earthquake Preparedness - IMPORTANT !!
You are invited to join elected officials, business leaders,
emergency managers and others for the kickoff press conference for"The Great Southern California ShakeOut" on June 4th from 10 a.m. to
noon at Caltech.
The Great Southern
332 S. Michigan Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
Please RSVP by May 30
by completing the online
registration form at:
"ShakeOut" is an unprecedented week of events this November that will
inspire Southern Californians to get ready for big earthquakes and
keep our disasters from becoming catastrophes. ShakeOut will involve
residents, businesses, communities, and schools in the
largest-ever emergency response exercise and public drill, where
millions of Southern Californians practice what to do during and
after major earthquake. The June 4th KickOff event launches a
public education campaign and a series of regional activities to
build participation in the ShakeOut.
The highlight of the June 4th event will be the presentation of a new
scenario for a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas
Fault. The ShakeOut Scenario, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) and many partners, details the expected fault rupture and
shaking, physical impacts, and the emergency response, health,
social, and economic consequences of this earthquake. The scenario is
the basis for the regional ShakeOut Drill on November 13th, and
for California's "Golden Guardian" multi-day emergency response
exercise which involves emergency managers, firefighters, government
agencies, and others.
Speakers will include scientists and engineers who created the
report, as well as government, business, education, and other leaders.
A document with a map, directions and parking information is on the website at: http://www.shakeout.org/
Sponsored by the Earthquake County Alliance at: http://www.earthquakecountry.info/