Putting Down Roots

One of the major activities associated with the 1906 Centennial is the publication of a booklet on earthquake preparedness. The last publication of this type in the Bay Area followed the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country is a collaborative effort among the American Red Cross, Association of Bay Area Governments, California Earthquake Authority, California Geological Survey, California Office of Emergency Services, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, San Francisco Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, Southern California Earthquake Center, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, UC Berkeley, US Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), and the USGS. Publication of the booklet is expected in later this year, with additional releases scheduled for 2006. (Putting Down Roots was released in September and is available on the Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/15/.)

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