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LA USD schools built over active faults

Started by Justin Sharpe. Last reply by Justin Sharpe Nov 12, 2008. 1 Reply

Shake out biogs and introductions

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California Shake Out

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Comment by Yasamin O. Izadkhah on October 18, 2010 at 12:14
Get Ready to ShakeOut on 21st October ... in three days....
Comment by emmerando martin p. cruz on December 15, 2009 at 10:10
many were called but few answered, i hope i could contribute as well as i can harvest in joining this group. truly my joining the net of edu4drr gave me an eye opener of getting deep in being involve in the effort of a safer world.
Comment by Justin Sharpe on November 12, 2008 at 23:42
Here is the shake out scenario for the drill:
24 page scenariop
Comment by Marla Petal on August 10, 2008 at 20:32
Reviewing various YouTube videos from recent S. Calif. shake, it's pretty clear that adults did NOT "drop, cover, and hold". Is it possible that a) there are so many recent immigrants that they did not learn this in schools or b) we did not clearly explain that they should do this even if the shaking doesn't feel strong (because it could get much stronger...)... or c) have we just failed miserably so far at getting earthquake drills to instill immediate protective action in the event of the real thing??
Comment by Justin Sharpe on July 30, 2008 at 0:19
LA Earthquake Update:
Audio Podcast from USGS about this earthquake and what communities and individuals can do to prepare

Magnitude_5.4_in_LA.mp3
Comment by Justin Sharpe on July 29, 2008 at 21:37
This has just been added by Team Safe-T in response to the earthquake. I thought it should be shared here!

WhatCommunitiesShouldKnowEarthquakes.doc
Comment by Justin Sharpe on July 29, 2008 at 20:57
As if we needed any reminders...There has just been a magnitude 5.4 Mw earthquake near to Los Angeles. It sharply brings into the focus the need for our education work running up to and during the shake out in November. Details are:

5.4
Date-Time

* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 UTC
* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM at epicenter

Location 33.955°N, 117.765°W
Depth 13.6 km (8.5 miles)
Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances

* 4 km (3 miles) WSW (240°) from Chino Hills, CA
* 7 km (4 miles) SE (135°) from Diamond Bar, CA
* 8 km (5 miles) NNE (16°) from Yorba Linda, CA
* 12 km (7 miles) S (184°) from Pomona, CA
* 46 km (28 miles) ESE (104°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

 

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Instruction booklet on reducing the risks of earthquakes

This booklet, written in both Arabic and English, guides children on how to protect themselves in different earthquake scenarios, such as if they are in a vehicle or classroom. The booklet also provides information on facilitating a safe exit and reducing risks prior to earthquakes.

Imprex game

This game is about the use of forecasts to prevent flooding. Players work as commanders in a hydrological forecasting office, where they interact with colleagues to learn valuable risk information and gain insight into flood projections. Players must subsequently make risk management decisions, such as sending early warnings or issuing flood watches.

Family disaster plan activity book

This child-friendly activity book guides children through knowing and reducing their dangers, preparing and planning for emergencies, and learning response and coping skills. The Family Disaster Plan is based around 3 themes: 1) knowing about your dangers 2) reducing your dangers and 3) being prepared to respond in case of hazard impact. These are the...

Seasonal forecast game

During this game players assume the role as farmers and are presented with a probabilistic forecast, for example: there is 40% chance that there will be drier than average conditions. Players have to make decisions based on this information and will see the consequences of their decisions.The goal is to see how well each player can adjust their...

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