Lucy Jones

seismologist and author of “The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us and What We Can Do About Them”

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Earthquake czar for the City of Los Angeles and seismologist with the US Geological Survey; 2015 winner of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Citizen Services

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Los Angeles, home to 10 million people, is the riskiest county for natural disasters in America, according to FEMA. Scientists have warned that “the big one” is coming.

LA is a COVID capital and now the most dangerous county to live in the US, says FEMA

Los Angeles, home to 10 million people, is the riskiest county for natural disasters in America, according to FEMA. Scientists have warned that “the big one” is coming.

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Flames from the Bobcat Fire have come within 500 feet of the Mount Wilson Observatory, which was once the world’s largest observatory.

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Flames from the Bobcat Fire have come within 500 feet of the Mount Wilson Observatory, which was once the world’s largest observatory.

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Amid the recent protests against police violence in LA, seismologist Lucy Jones recently tweeted, “Geoscientists: We are one of the least diverse scientific disciplines.

Why the geosciences are the least diverse of all the sciences

Amid the recent protests against police violence in LA, seismologist Lucy Jones recently tweeted, “Geoscientists: We are one of the least diverse scientific disciplines.

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