Valley Coastal Chapter ASSP Virtual Technical Meeting

  • September 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Topic Earthquake Preparedness and the California ShakeOut

This interactive discussion will build on what people know about earthquakes so that everyone is prepared to survive and recover when strong earthquakes occur. Computer simulations of potential future earthquakes will be shown, and preparedness actions will be reviewed (and practiced) for both the home and the workplace, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand California’s earthquake risk, and how to learn the local risk where they live and work
  2. Know how to protect themselves during earthquake shaking, in any setting
  3. Create personal and workplace plans for improving safety and recovering once the shaking stops
  4. Overview of the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning program to reduce losses and injury in the workplace and at home

Speaker Margaret Vinci, Mgr. Office of Earthquake  Programs, Caltech, SoCal Regional Coordinator Earthquake Early Warning, SoCal Regional Chair, Earthquake Country Alliance

Margaret Vinci is the Manager of the Office of Earthquake Programs, Communication and Outreach and member of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory staff since 1993 and serves as the liaison between academia and critical users of earthquake information. Her principal responsibility is the management of the Caltech Earthquake Research Affiliates Program which is a partnership between seismologists, geophysicists and earthquake engineers and leaders in business, government, and emergency management to assess potential risks to life and property due to earthquakes, and the development of earthquake tools to reduce losses and increase earthquake and preparedness awareness.

Margaret also serves as the SoCal Regional Coordinator for the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System for technical partner engagement, implementation, and education, and is a founding member of the Great California ShakeOut drill to empower residents, communities, and businesses to be self-sufficient to survive and recover when disaster strikes.

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