EARTHQUAKES

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On this segment of Shaky Ground, Geologist Lori Dengler takes on tales of earthquakes swallowing up hapless critters.


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 1": Recognize your hazards.


Geologist Lori Dengler encourages all of us to take part in the Great California ShakeOut Drill, an annual event to practice what to do when you feel an earthquake.

Click here for details on the ShakeOut and more emergency preparedness information.


Geologist Lori Dengler discusses notification systems for hazards and emergencies...

Beyond television and radio, alerts can be sent to you via phone or email. Dr. Dengler encourages signing up to be notified!


FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been very busy this year. Lori Dengler discusses disaster declarations and some of the financial considerations for recovery following a catastrophic event.


Early in September, USGS detected an explosion in North Korea. How did they know it was an explosion and not an earthquake? Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the finer points of energy release that distinguish earthquakes from underground testing of bombs.


Mexico was the first country in the world to develop and implement an earthquake early warning system.

Within seconds of the recent 8.1 quake in southern Mexico, the temblor's location and magnitude were calculated and alerts were sent to neighboring communities.  Geologist Lori Dengler talks about the importance of this effective early warning system.


The goal of an evacuation is to get people out of harm's way...

It's hard to leave the comfort of our homes in an emergency. But when the call to evacuate comes, what will you do? Geologist Lori Dengler encourages heeding evacuation notices.


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We all know phony stories abound on social media. When it comes to geologic occurrences, Dr. Lori Dengler says be careful when fantastical stories catch your eye - fact check with trusted sources like USGS - and don't share unverified stories.


Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the rare total solar eclipse. Seismologists have long studied the moon and sun's influences on our planet and determine that this special alignment does not trigger earthquakes. Gravitationally speaking, the eclipse is nothing special.


Current digital networks and analytical techniques have vastly improved our understanding of earthquakes.  

Data is processed within minutes of a temblor... Geologist Lori Dengler reckons these initial estimates are "pretty darn good."


Earthquakes occur on faults and fault ruptures many miles beneath the surface.  Dr. Lori Dengler says we needn't worry about storms and surface water affecting our seismic reality.


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Small earthquakes really don't do much for stress release - but they do facilitate healthy discussions about preparedness. 

Dr. Lori Dengler shares some logarithmic understanding of the smaller quakes in our region.


The unplanned, the unexpected can happen at any time. Wherever summertime journeys take you, Geologist Lori Dengler says, be prepared. 


Geologist Lori Dengler talks about NOAA's National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. This program provides and facilitates vital warning systems and emergency response coordination.

Will this essential program be cut by the current US administration?


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