We are Pacific Northwest Earthquake scientists and preparedness experts. Ask us Anything!
Next Thursday is the Great ShakeOut, the world’s largest earthquake drill, where more than 55 million people will drop, cover and hold on. Today, we’ve brought together some of our region’s top earthquake scientists and preparedness experts to take your questions about earthquakes and tsunamis.
This is now our fifth AMA here in the last few years.
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We’re posting this now to start getting questions and the team will assemble at 11 a.m. our time (2 p.m. Eastern)/
• Paul Bodin, the state seismologist located at the University of Washington and the interim director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network ([http://pnsn.org/] ) ([Proof https://www.mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/redditbodin.jpg ] )
• Maximilian Dixon, the geologic hazards manager with the Washington Emergency Management Division; ([https://www.mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/reddit-brian-maximilian.jpg
• Emory Montague, Director of Engineering for Simpson Strong-Tie (expert on structural engineering during earthquakes); ([https://www.mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/emergency-management-division/redditemoryproof.jpg ] )
• Corina Forson, geologist with the Washington Department of Natural Resources;
• Brian Terbush, the earthquake and volcano coordinator for the Washington Emergency Management Division ([https://www.mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/reddit-brian-maximilian.jpg ] )
• Amanda Siok, earthquake program manager with FEMA Region 10. ([https://www.mil.wa.gov/uploads/images/reddit-amanda-fema.jpg ] )
In a supporting role will be Steven Friederich, Digital Media Coordinator for the Washington Military Department providing technical assistance and hunting down links on the website and Ilyssa Plumer with FEMA Region 10.
We'll sign our responses with our first name.
We also answered some of your questions on FB Live. https://www.facebook.com/WashEMD/videos/626552511092990
EDIT: OK! Most of our staff have left, but a couple may check in this afternoon and tomorrow morning so feel free to ask more questions and we'll answer them when we can!