IamA Pacific Northwest Earthquake Experts (structural engineer, seismologist, preparedness specialists) AMA!
Earlier today, more than 41 million people participated in the Great ShakeOut! Here in Washington state, we had more than 1 million people participate. Our partners in Oregon had more than 500,000.
The Great ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill we’ve ever been a part of and this is our fourth year participating – it happens the third Thursday of the month in October. We are ready to help you understand earthquakes.
Paul Bodin, a seismology researcher at the University of Washington and manager of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network ([http://pnsn.org/] ) bio here [http://www.ess.washington.edu/dwp/people/profile.php?name=bodin--paul]
Jim Hutchinson, the catastrophic incident response planner for the Washington State Military’s Emergency Management Division (quoted here [http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/can-central-washington-survive-a-massive-earthquake/article_fd6fa19e-7172-11e5-a8cb-432301b5d16c.html] )
Emory Montague, R&D Engineering Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie (expert on structural engineering during earthquakes)
Rosanne Garrand, Public Education Program Coordinator of the Washington state Emergency Management Division [http://mil.wa.gov/preparedness]
Dave Nelson, earthquake program coordinator for the state Emergency Management Division http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/hazards/earthquake
John Schelling, Washington state’s Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Programs Manager, is unable to make this AMA, but has agreed to sign in later and check for unanswered questions.
In supporting roles we have Tabitha Laird, tsunami program manager http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/hazards/tsunami, and Steven Friederich, Digital Media Coordinator https://twitter.com/waEMD for the Washington Military Department providing technical assistance and hunting down links on the website.
We'll sign our responses with our first name.
Ask us Anything.
Here’s our blog post announcing the Reddit AMA : [http://mil.wa.gov/blog/news/post/gov-inslee-urges-participation-in-great-washington-shakeout] Photo proof: [http://i.imgur.com/4QoFSUT.jpg] And here: [http://mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/emergency-management-division/redditamaproof.jpg] here: [http://mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/emergency-management-division/redditemoryproof.jpg] And here: [http://mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/redditschelling.png]
EDIT: OK! Our crew is out! Thank you so much everyone! This has been a great experience!