Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide – A Plan to Advance Subduction Zone Science

Introductory Video from Bellingham City Club: Impending Earthquake Reality (1:12:32 minutes)
Published on Nov 20, 2015
Dr. Chris Goldfinger of Oregon State University, explains the science and the practical realities of the impending earthquake. He's joined by Rob Johnson, FEMA Disaster Recovery Reservist who will help us understand how our community should respond to such a disaster.

Subduction zone events pose significant threats to lives, property, economic vitality, cultural and natural resources and quality of life. The tremendous magnitudes of these events are unique to subduction zones, and they can have cascading consequences that reverberate around the globe.
The planet we live on is constantly shifting beneath our feet.  Creeping along at speeds undetectable to you and me, Earth's massive tectonic plates are continually on the move, and nowhere is our home planet more geologically active than where these plates converge. - FEMA

Received June 27, 2017 from Southern California Earthquake Center <>
On Behalf of Joan Gomberg, U.S. Geological Survey
June 21, 2017

USGS publishes a new blueprint that can help make subduction zone areas more resilient

The USGS has just published a new blueprint for advancing science and resilience related to subduction zone hazards, entitled Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide – A Plan to Advance Subduction Zone Science. This new Plan describes how the USGS may leverage scientific and technologic developments, address its stakeholder needs, and maximize capabilities through partnerships – with the overall goal of reducing the risks posed by subduction zone events. The Plan is featured on the USGS main webpage, and a quick summary of the Plan is provided in an accompanying Fact Sheet (written for a general audience).

URLs for viewing and downloads:

Fact Sheet, .

Plan, .

USGS Featured Story,  and

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