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United States Geological Survey: 20 Years Ago, Northridge Started Revolution in Quake Science

In the aftermath of the 1994 M6.7 Northridge earthquake, improved monitoring and reporting of earthquakes across southern California was made a scientific priority. In the two decades since the disaster, important developments in earthquake science have included the expansion of the Southern California Seismic Network, ShakeMap, and ShakeCast.

 January 17 2014

Nuclear Shakecast Poster from US NRC Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)

Developed by the USGS for both the US NRC and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear ShakeCast was presented at the 2012 RIC as a means to distribute shaking estimates that allow for informed decisions to be made regarding the continued operation of nuclear power plants following a nearby earthquake.

March 2012

ShakeCast: How the Los Angelas Unified School District Uses Technology to Prepare for and Respond to Earthquakes

The partnership between LAUSD and the USGS was highlighted in Vol. 2, Issue 3 of Success Stories, a series produced by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, part of the Department of Education. The article highlights the benefits and challenges of setting up and maintaining ShakeCast for a school district as large as LAUSD.


Earthquake Technology Developed for Bridge Inspections Being Deployed at Nuclear Plants

The California Department of Transportation announced in the June 24, 2011 issue of AASHO Journal that technology developed by it and the U.S. Geological Survey to immediately prioritize bridge inspections after an earthquake is being used to monitor nuclear power plants in Japan and around the world.

June 24 2011

IAEM 2008: First Place for Technology and Innovation Award

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. Its Technology & Innovation Award recognizes developments that improve emergency management operations, public education, and the emergency management/homeland security field.

October 27 2008




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