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Your Call: Are you prepared for the next earthquake?

Aug 11, 2015

On the August 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss disaster preparedness and how communities are organizing for the next Big One.

Earlier this year, the US Geological Survey raised the chances for an 8.0 earthquake in California in the next 30 years from 4.7 percent to 7 percent. What is the significance of this new estimate? How earthquake ready are you? And how safe is our existing infrastructure? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD)

Danielle Mieler,  Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator at the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Jack Boatwright, senior seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey

Web Resources:

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters

 Association of Bay Area Governments

 LA Times: Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California leaps: Still, it's business as usual

LA Daily News: Major earthquake predicted to hit Northern California within 30 years

NBC: In 'San Andreas,' It's the Science That's Shaky, Quake Experts Say

 KQED: Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings