To share what makes water pipelines seismically durable, what the current vulnerabilities are, and how to best strengthen our existing system, SCAG in partnership with Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society provided a special webinar with world renown expert Thomas O’Rourke.
To better prepare our member jurisdictions, SCAG in partnership with the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society held a special webinar on Monday, Feb. 5.
SCAG, in partnership with the City of Ventura, hosted the workshop on June 14, 2017 from 8:30am – 3:00pm at the City of Ventura’s Community Meeting Room located at 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93002 (Get Directions).
Building upon the earthquake preparedness seminars held in Fall 2016, these workshops are a critical step in providing local jurisdictions with the tools to navigate seismic strengthening policies and building coalitions for successful preparedness efforts.
This virtual exhibit shows 3D animations of 16 potential earthquakes comparable to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Each 3D animation shows the faults of Southern California, highlights the source fault for each potential earthquake, shows the ShakeMap of expected shaking levels, and then overlays the likely casualties and economic losses that may result.
Southern California Shakeout
This simulation is based on a magnitude 7.8 scenario earthquake on the San Andreas fault in Southern California. It demonstrates the severity of ground shaking and shows seismic waves radiating outward from the fault as the rupture propagates towards the northwest.