Surviving the earthquake: Prepare, Survive, Recover

The 1906 San Francisco Quake is one of the most powerful on record in California. Since then, there have been dozens of strong quakes that have caused widespread damage and loss of life - from the Northridge Quake in Southern California to the Loma Prieta Quake in Northern California.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones reminds us that quakes can be sudden and unpredictable, but preparing for them can remove some of the danger.

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First, we take a look at how to prepare for a quake with Chris Nance of the California Earthquake Authority, Annde Ewertsen of Earthquake Brace + Bolt, and Ken Hudnut, of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Continuing our conversation on Surviving the Earthquake, we move on to discuss how to Survive when the quake is happening. Joining us to discuss this are Kevin Miller of California's Office of Emergency Services, and on.Mark Benthien of the Earthquake Country Alliance.

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We move on to Recover - what to do after the quake if your home or property has sustained damage. Joining us to talk about that is Jarrett Barrios of the American Red Cross, and Susheel Kumar, of the Small Business Administration.

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