Is Your Home-Work-Favorite Coffee Shop Safe? was published by the US Resiliency Council in November 2017. It describes how many or most buildings in California were not built to modern EQ standards, and the Council’s efforts to persuade building owners to obtain a seismic certification, similar to the stickers placed in new-car windows describing safety features and fuel economy.
The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide was published in the July 2014 issue of Portland Monthly.
The Really Big One is the famous New Yorker article by Kathryn Shultz on July 20, 2015 that sparked a quantum leap in public awareness and resilience activity throughout Cascadia.
“Why we find it hard to imagine and plan for worst-case scenarios” – article by Wency Leung in The Globe and Mail, September 2017. Excellent discussion of the psychology of disaster preparedness. Positive message to take from it: “When people feel like, “‘yes, actually, we can actually do something to reduce the risk…’ then they will react to this [information] positively.”
Earthquake simulations depict a dire future for coastal communities appeared in The Daily World on Oct 28th, 2017. The lede: “This week in Seattle at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting, scientists unveiled 50 new simulations for how a magnitude 9.0 earthquake would affect the region.” The report is an interim product of the University of Washington’s M9 (magnitude 9) project.
Attuned to Temblors appeared in the Christian Science Monitor on Nov. 22, 2017. Researchers are projecting an increase in quake frequency, particularly near the Equator, based on observations of the Earth’s rotational cycle.