Mitigating Disasters: Earthquake Response in the 21st Century with Gavin Hayes


An asphalt road with large cracks and broken sections.

Earthquakes are a natural part of our world. But while Earth’s system of tectonic plates makes them unpreventable, our ability to predict and mitigate their effects on people has increased over time.

In this podcast, join Gavin Hayes of the United States Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center as he discusses how we can lessen the impacts of Earthquakes, especially in high population areas, so that we can better deal with these inevitable natural disasters.

The lecture took place at the Museum on September 26, 2013.

This lecture was part of the Annual IRIS Lecture Series, presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

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