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Media Advisory: Haiti and Chile Earthquakes -- Lessons for the Bay Area
Released: 4/26/2010 5:12:09 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
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Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 793-1534

Menlo Park, Calif. — To help recognize Earthquake Awareness Month in California, USGS scientists are discussing the Haitian earthquake -- the 4th deadliest in history -- and the Chilean mega-earthquake and tsunami during a public lecture in Menlo Park on Thursday, April 29th.

Studies of those large, deadly and destructive earthquakes have yielded information that scientists can use to improve their understanding of San Francisco Bay Area earthquakes, and the likelihood of a similar large earthquake occurring in the Bay Area.

Who: USGS Geophysicists Walter Mooney and Eric Geist

What: Slide and video-illustrated lecture comparing the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and lessons applicable to the San Francisco Bay Area

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010
12:00 noon —Lecture preview for employees and reporters
1:00 p.m. —Media availability for interviews immediately following the lecture
7:00 p.m. —Public lecture

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, 2nd-floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, California

Map and Directions: Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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