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08/03/2017: Recent Earthquakes - Gathering and Sharing Information with the USGS Website

10/13/2016: Millions Worldwide Participate In 2016 Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills

10/11/2016: Broadcasters Support Nationwide Participation in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

09/20/2016: Nation Prepares in September and Gets Ready to ShakeOut

08/25/2016: Earthquake Scientists, Insurance Experts, and Government Officials Plan for the Bay Area's Seismic Future

11/18/2015: SCEC Improves Understanding of Earthquake Hazards with Supercomputers, Achieves Societal Impacts

10/12/2015: Record 21 Million to Practice Earthquake Safety

10/08/2015: Radio/TV Stations and ShakeOut, Options for Participation

09/25/2015: ShakeOut Breakfast Leadership Summit to Feature City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dr. Lucy Jones

06/03/2015: San Andreas, the Movie: Fact, Fiction, and Fun


6/22/2016: USGS Collaborates with FEMA on National Earthquake Loss Estimate

6/21/2017: USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient

5/3/2016: National Earthquake Conference Set to Draw Experts from Across the Globe

01/20/2016: EBB Opens Registration for $3,000 Grants to Strengthen Older California Homes Against Earthquakes - CEA

01/4/2016: CEA Unveils Lower Rates, More Policy Options and Bigger Discounts For Earthquake Insurance - CEA

10/9/2015: FEMA Encourages Participation in Oct 15 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills (FEMA)

08/10/2015: Nearly Half of Americans Exposed to Potentially Damaging Earthquakes (USGS)

03/10/2015: New Long-term Earthquake Forecast for California (USGS)



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Southern California Earthquake Center





Director for Communication, Education, and Outreach

Southern California Earthquake Center




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