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California Shake Out

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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

Started by Justin Sharpe. Last reply by Bernadette Woit Nov 2, 2008. 5 Replies

California Shake Out

Started by Justin Sharpe Jul 21, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Yasamin O. Izadkhah on October 18, 2010 at 12:14pm
Get Ready to ShakeOut on 21st October ... in three days....
Comment by emmerando martin p. cruz on December 15, 2009 at 10:10am
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 11:42pm
Here is the shake out scenario for the drill:
24 page scenariop
Comment by Marla Petal on August 10, 2008 at 8:32pm
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 12:19am
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 9:37pm
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 8:57pm
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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