San Francisco

Earthquake Alerts for California

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, October 31, 2013

Image courtesy of Flickr user viviandnguyen_
You could get a warning before the next earthquake. Seismologists are testing an earthquake early warning system that can rapidly detect the beginnings of an earthquake and estimate the strength of shaking before it occurs. Join SPUR for an overview of the current test warning system and describe how institutions can become early adopters.

+ Jennifer Strauss / Berkeley Seismological Laboratory


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
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Free to members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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