Dr. Lucy JonesConquer your fear of earthquakes by making your home secure. Afraid of the ceiling fan? Get someone to wire it into the ceiling. Afraid of your house getting damaged? Get a foundation specialist to recommend strengthening. Empower yourself. @PauleyP
Dr. Lucy JonesThe quakes recorded by the Caltech-USGS network scsn.org The number of aftershocks goes down with time. Right after the mainshock, the system can't find the little quakes among the big ones. Now that the number of big ones is down, we record more little ones pic.twitter.com/0GJYA2lnpa
This original instrumental work by seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, "In Nomine Terra Calens: In the name of a warming earth", allows the listener to hear Earth’s...
Dr. Lucy JonesThe potential for increased weather disasters coming with climate change make the earthquake problem look small. My music on the data of the changing climate: In Nomine Terra Calens: In the name of a warming Earth youtu.be/4plSXjcjxVA via @YouTube
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska’s largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.
Dr. Lucy JonesBuilding codes ask the minimum to not collapse in biggest quake. B/c Alaska's building code is designed for a M9, the M7 #Anchorage quake did little damage. If we spend just a little bit more, we could have buildings we can use after the quake.
Adam Sedgwick was one of the founding fathers of Geology, and 2018 marks 200 years since he was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology at the University of Cambridge. This Chair, established in 1731 by John Woodward, was the first-ever...
California’s nascent earthquake early-warning system had another successful run Tuesday night when a 4.4 magnitude temblor hit the La Verne area.
Dr. Lucy JonesNice story but misleading. The system sent a warning that arrived 3 seconds before the S wave in Pasadena. The warning times were different in different areas, because the wave arrives at different times.
Dr. Lucy JonesThank you, @ronlin for clarifying the warning times. A great description of how early warning works.
Dr. Lucy JonesThousands of quakes near Cahuilla, CA over 2 years. Caltech report: “A fascinating sequence from a scientific point of view but it has almost no immediate hazards implications. It could end up with a M5 event, but a much bigger event is very unlikely.” scsn.org/index.php/2018…pic.twitter.com/HCeiz1kXc3
Dr. Lucy Jones knows earthquakes. For years, the seismologist was called in by news outlets to explain earthquakes after they had hit, earning her the nickname "The Earthquake Lady." But what Jones came to understand -- and eventually to promote in...