EVENT: Innovations in Earthquake Preparedness

Innovations in Earthquake Preparedness

No one likes to be reminded that there’s a 99.7% chance that California will experience a major earthquake in the next 30 years.  But a little preparedness can go a long way and a new mobile-friendly website called QuakeCAFE can help.

We invite you to join us for a public forum where we will discuss the data and lessons learned from QuakeCAFE followed by a panel discussion on new innovations for earthquake early warning, preparedness, and response. 

Launched by the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative at UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Office of the Lt. Governor of California, QuakeCAFE provides Californians with a powerful tool that allows them to quickly and easily assess their level of preparedness, and compare their readiness for the Big One with others across the state.  

It works on all screens and takes only a minute to complete: http://quakecafe.org

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Prof. Ken Goldberg and the QuakeCAFE team will be joined by Profs. Richard Allen and Peggy Hellweg from the UC Berkeley Seismological Lab; Dr. Ross Stein, co-founder of Temblor, a startup that enables people to learn their seismic hazard and how to reduce their risk; and Amina Assefa, Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, UC Berkeley.

Free and open to the public.  The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (*unless otherwise noted). The complete schedule for the fall is at http://citris-uc.org/fall-2015-citris-research-exchange-seminar-series/

Live broadcast at http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast/
Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE.  All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel.

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UC Merced, SE 2 224
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm