The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers will be murdered by cops.
Dr. Lucy JonesDisasters break systems where they are already weak. Weak water pipes break in an earthquake. The pandemic is breaking our human system of American society where it was already failing
Big Ones deliver big lessons: Our best protection in disastrous times is community.
Dr. Lucy JonesMy thoughts on what natural disasters can teach us about how the pandemic will change society and how our choices will matter. Human nature hunts for someone to blame but true recovery requires empathy and cooperation.
Dr. Lucy JonesA M6.5 earthquake just happened in Idaho this evening, northeast of Boise. earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ev…@USGS website is not showing aftershocks yet, but you should expect them. The largest aftershock to the average M6.5 is M5.3. Half have aftershocks even bigger than this
When it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, no one can predict the future. But experts look to pandemics of the past for hints about what's to come.
Dr. Lucy JonesMortality rate of covid-19 is the datum most likely to shift. 3000+ have died of ~90,000 tested. The rapid spread suggests many people have the virus with mild or no symptoms so real mortality could be much lower. @ronlin has a good summary of what's known
Risk communication in the aftermath of an earthquake can provide actionable information to help vulnerable societies prevent further damage. It is most effective when scientists convey what they know about earthquakes and earthquake risk, instead of...
Dr. Lucy JonesHow scientists talk with media/public about earthquakes: People want to hear that the scientists understand what is going on, while we scientists want to talk about what interests us - what we don't yet understand.
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.