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San Andreas movie – fact check

Tomorrow is the release of the latest disaster film, “San Andreas” starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock.  This time his character, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot must save his daughter after a major earthquake wreaks havoc from Los Angeles to San

Posted in Earthquakes, fact vs fiction, USGS

Earthquake Preparedness

The U.S. Geological Survey recently updated their U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake as

Posted in Earthquakes, FEMA, Great ShakeOut, Preparedness, Safety Tips, USGS

New Tsunami Evacuation App for Pacific States

                Residents, emergency managers and tourists in Washington and Oregon have a new tool to help with tsunami preparedness. TsunamiEvac-NW is a new smartphone app that shows users: Evacuation zones where they live,

Posted in Apps, Earthquakes, Tsunami, Uncategorized

The Great ShakeOut Day of Action

   It may be the final week of National Preparedness Month but since disasters can strike at any time, preparedness should occur throughout the year. On October 17 at 10:17 AM join millions of people worldwide as they drop, cover

Posted in Earthquakes, Preparedness, Safety Tips, USGS
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