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Association of Bay Area Governments
Saturday, APRIL 9th
The Castro Valley Library
The devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan is a reminder to all of us in the Bay Area that we must be prepared for earthquakes and tsunamis. Residents should evaluate whether their home needs to be retrofitted, secure their home’s contents and keep an emergency kit.
Join Danielle Hutchings, ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator for a workshop on retrofitting your home and preparing for the next big one. The Castro Valley Library will host this two hour workshop. No registration is necessary.
Visit ABAG’s Earthquake and Hazards Program page @ http://quake.abag.ca.gov/
Take the Quiz on ABAG’s site and find out if your home and emergency plan are ready for the next big one @ http://quake.abag.ca.gov/residents/
about the seismogram at the top
This seismogram from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, recorded ground motion near ABAG’s office in downtown Oakland. The station is located 57 miles from the epicenter and measured peak ground acceleration (PGA) of 0.2g (percent gravity). The Loma Prieta earthquake was centered near Santa Cruz California in 1989 and measured magnitude 6.9. Find out how this earthquake compared to the 1906 earthquake.
Retrieved 3/24/11 from: http://quake.abag.ca.gov/