LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the next significant earthquake, many sources will disseminate information from a variety of accounts, tools, and services, some of which may contradict or confuse the public. This web-based training for the media will cover the most authoritative source: the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program website, including how its products work together, such as through the Latest Earthquakes Map and the Earthquake Notification Service. Additionally, essential earthquake science and preparedness topics will be addressed during the demonstration, to conclude with an interactive discussion featuring representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology, UNAVCO. and Southern California Earthquake Center.
- 11:00 AM PDT
- Thursday, August 10th, 2017
BlueJeans, an online webinar system. Register here to RSVP and to gain webinar access. Please note: there is no dial-in by phone. Users must connect by web application or mobile application.
Demonstration on the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program site and products:
- 11:00 AM - 11:05 AM: Introduction by the GeoHazards Messaging Collaboratory
- 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM: Training on how to use USGS pages, services, and products for recent earthquake information – Lisa Wald, U.S. Geological Survey
- 11:35 AM – 12:00 PM: Q&A / discussion between attending media and earthquake experts
- Lisa Wald, U.S. Geological Survey USGS
- Cindi Preller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA
- Jason Ballmann, Southern California Earthquake Center SCEC
- Beth Bartel, UNAVCO
- Wendy Bohon, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology IRIS
- Know what USGS earthquake pages to bookmark and how they work across desktop or mobile
- View shareable multimedia helpful for reporting on earthquakes to your audience
- Gain a deeper understanding of earthquake science and preparedness
- Inquire for story ideas surrounding National Preparedness Month in September and Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in October
- Fact Sheet: Post-Earthquake Information Guide for Media
Jason Ballmann, SCEC
Heidi Koontz, USGS
This event is supported by the GeoHazards Messaging Collaboratory, a joint working group of communications professionals representing some of the nation's leading geological hazards research institutions and geophysical instrumentation facilities, such as the U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, UNAVCO, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.
SOURCE GeoHazards Messaging Collaboratory