Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country
Streaming video resources

Matt Springer

There are many reasons to want to live in the San Francisco Bay Area: the weather, the food, the people, the science, the culture, the attitudes, and the scenic views.  Any desirable place to live has its problems however, and yes, we do have earthquakes here!  Normally you barely feel them, but every few years, you get a nice shaking, and every few decades, they can result in substantial damage.  Why do we still choose to live in the Bay Area and still recruit others to work here?  Because the vast majority of these problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions NOW. 

Dr. Springer gives a series of home preparedness presentations at UCSF locations and SF Public Library branches.  The presentation includes personal experiences in several destructive California earthquakes over the last 4 decades, and gives examples of precautions that can be taken both at home and at work (including discussions of simple furniture bracing, cabinet latches, quake putty, don't hang a heavy picture over your bed, and so on).  Check the schedule for details.

In case you missed the talk or are unable to attend, a video of the talk from September 4, 2014 is available by online streaming on demand.  Click here for details.

Attending the talk in person is still the preferred way so that you can ask questions. (see current schedule).


 

Earthquake Resources website

Special resource for labs:  Bracing freezers and incubators at UCSF

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