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USGS and The Great Southern California ShakeOut!

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At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Many people and organizations will also practice other aspects of their emergency plans. Last year, nearly 5.5 million Southern Californians participated in the 2008 ShakeOut drill. The Great California ShakeOut will now be held statewide on the third Thursday of October each year. Register today.

 

USGS ShakeOut Scenario Scientific Studies and Products

The USGS led a multi-disciplinary team of more than 300 experts from academia and industry, public and private sectors to develop the ShakeOut Scenario and communicate it to end users including emergency managers and the general public. USGS scientists have also used the scenario's results to conduct additional research. Many products are available for download, including Shakeout Scenario Reports, Narrative, Studies, Maps, and Movies.

Learn How Science Helps Build Safer Communities

For broadcast-quality video footage, please contact Don Becker at 605-594-6175.

Learn firsthand how USGS science is being used to help prepare Southern California for a major earthquake and prevent this natural hazard from becoming a catastrophe. Hear what our scientists and partners have to say.

Jay Alan (Streaming | Video)
Deputy Director of Communications, Office of Homeland Security, Office of the Governor, California

Mariana Amatullo: Part 1 (Streaming | Video)
Vice President, International Initiatives Art Center College of Design Director, Designmatters

Mariana Amatullo: Part 2 (Streaming | Video)
Vice President, International Initiatives Art Center College of Design Director, Designmatters

Mark Bassett (Streaming | Video)
Deputy Regional Administrator, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, State of California

Denise Benson (Streaming | Video)
Division Manager, San Bernandino County Fire Deparment, Office of Emergency Services

Larry Collins (Streaming | Video)
County of Los Angeles Fire Department, Captain, Special Operations Bureau

Cheryl Curley (Streaming | Video)
Staff Development Coordinator, Desertare

Jim Featherstone (Streaming | Video)
City of Los Angeles, General Manager, Emergency Management Department

Ken Hudnut: Part 1 (Streaming | Video)
U.S. Geological Survey, Geophysist, Earthquake Hazards Team

Ken Hudnut: Part 2 (Streaming | Video | Transcript (correction included))
U.S. Geological Survey, Geophysist, Earthquake Hazards Team

Peter Lent (Streaming | Video)
Deputy Director, Riverside County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services

Kate Long (Streaming | Video)
Earthquake and Tsunami Program, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, State of California

Dennis Mileti (Streaming | Video)
Professor Emeritus University of Colorado, Boulder Natural Hazards Center

Allan Renazco (Streaming | Video)
Captain, California Army National Guard, Exercise Planner

Gary Sturdivan (Streaming | Video)
Manager, East Valley Water District Security and Emergency

Earthquake Preparedness-Related Resources

USGS ShakeOut News Releases

Podcasts and Video

Audio/Podcasts

What Would a Large Earthquake Do to Downtown L.A.?
USGS CoreCast hosted by Clarice Nassif Ransom

USGS Scientist Ken Hudnut on the science behind the ShakeOut Scenario earthquake

The Great Southern California ShakeOut: An Earthquake Scenario Based On Science
USGS CoreCast hosted by Clarice Nassif Ransom

Earthquakes? Don't Freak Out—ShakeOut! (A CoreCast video interview with Lucy Jones)

Videos/B-roll

Preparedness nowPreparedness Now (Streaming | Video)
This film depicts the realistic outcome of a hypothetical, but plausible, magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas fault in Southern California.

San Andreas Fault: Highway (Streaming | Video)
B-roll of trains, powerlines, roads, and utilities over the San Andreas Fault at Cajon Pass.

San Andreas Fault: Highway 2 (Streaming | Video)
B-roll of trains, powerlines, roads, and utilities over the San Andreas Fault at Cajon Pass.

San Andreas Fault: Train (Streaming | Video)
B-roll of trains, powerlines, roads, and utilities over the San Andreas Fault at Cajon Pass.

San Andreas Fault: Train 2 (Streaming | Video)
B-roll of trains, powerlines, roads, and utilities over the San Andreas Fault at Cajon Pass.

San Andreas Fault: Lost Lake (Streaming | Video)
B-roll of Lost Lake directly over the San Andreas Fault at Cajon Pass.

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