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The Great Southern California ShakeOut
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

School Seismic Safety Seminar

April 10, 2008, 1 pm to 4 pm

Long Beach Hilton Hotel

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Videos, Presentations, and Handouts


Download a 28-minute Video Summary of the Seminar (161 MB)

View Part 1 online

View Part 2 online

View Part 3 online

View Part 4 online


Welcome and Introductions
Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center

School Seismic Safety
Dr. Darline Robles, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

The Long Beach Earthquake
Dan Shapiro, Structural Engineer, Advisor to SOHA Engineers

The Field Act
David Thorman, California State Architect and Seismic Safety Commissioner

Nonstructural Seismic Safety Issues in K-12 Public Schools
Gary McGavin, California Seismic Safety Commissioner

ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario
Dr. Ken Hudnut, U.S. Geological Survey

The Great Southern California ShakeOut
Dr. Lucy Jones, USGS, and California Seismic Safety Commissioner

The Great Southern California ShakeOut: How Schools can Participate
Bob Spears, Director of Emergency Services, Los Angeles USD


ShakeOut Schools Flyer

Recommended Earthquake Education Websites from SCEC

TeamSAFE-T ShakeOut Information

Earthquake Country Los Angeles Lesson Plan

Sponsor and Speaker Webpages

School Seminar Biosketches

School Seminar Agenda

School Seminar Evaluation Form

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