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Lessons Learned from M8.8 Chile Earthquake
USGS, Red Cross and L.A. officials present findings on the implications for Los Angeles
Released: 4/6/2011 4:32:49 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
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Monica Diaz
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In partnership with: American Red Cross, City of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES- On April 8, 2011 officials from the Red Cross, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the City of Los Angeles will hold a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the findings of a just-released report on the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile in 2010 and the implications for Los Angeles.

Date/Time:   Friday, April, 8, 2011
11:30 a.m.

Location: South Steps of Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
(In case of rain the press conference will be moved to the Council Press Room)

Speakers: Dr. Lucy Jones, USGS Multi-Hazards Chief Scientist
Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles Councilman, Council District 4
Paul Schulz, CEO American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
James Featherstone, General Manager, LA City Emergency Management Division
Jack Wise, Battalion Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department
David Eads, Executive Vice President & COO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Additional local officials may be available to answer questions. Executive summaries of the report will be available.

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