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Earthquakes in San Diego: How You Can Prepare
Lecture with Dr. Pat Abbott.

San Diego—are you ready for an earthquake? Geologist and Earthquake Expert Dr. Patrick L. Abbott will discuss our region’s earthquake risks. Dr. Abbott will compare and contrast near faults such as the Rose Canyon Fault, and distant faults such as the San Andreas Fault. This lecture is especially timely because the San Andreas Fault is overdue for a 1906 San Francisco-magnitude quake, which is prompting next month’s Great California ShakeOut drill (10:15 AM on October 15). Learn about the different problems that near and distant faults present in earthquake country, and hear a brief introduction to San Diego’s tsunami threat. Learn how to safeguard your family and minimize potential injuries.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009