SHAKY GROUND

The deadliest earthquake of 2017 took place along the Iran-Iraq border earlier this month. Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the tectonics - and politics - of the region. 


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 7" is to reconnect and restore.

The first weeks after a big earthquake or other disaster is a time of transition. Once you've met the needs of family, Geologist Lori Dengler discusses moving toward returning to routines.

Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 6" is to assess the situation and take necessary action.

Geologist Lori Dengler shares recommendations for what to do following a temblor. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 5" is drop, cover and hold on. Then, start counting...

 Geologist Lori Dengler shares recommendations for what to do when the ground is shaking. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 4" is to make preparations for the aftermath of a disaster.

 Geologist Lori Dengler recommends working toward minimizing potential financial hardship following an earthquake by strengthening your home and considering insurance. Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information. 

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 3" is to organize your disaster supply.

Geologist Lori Dengler recommends preparing at least two weeks of water, food and medical supplies.

Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information.


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

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 2": Make an earthquake or disaster plan.


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.


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