FROM Lucy Jones
Bay Area's Hayward fault could cause a major disaster People in the Bay Area are living on or near a “tectonic time bomb.” That’s what geologists call the Hayward fault. It runs for 52 miles, passing under Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose. They say a big earthquake in the East Bay is due. A big one could lead to hundreds of deaths and displace tens of thousands of people.
Quake devastates central Mexico: Extent of the damage and relief efforts We get the latest from Mexico City on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck yesterday, and the rescue efforts. Hundreds of people have died. Buildings collapsed. We look at why Mexico City is particularly vulnerable to destruction from earthquakes. And will California ever get an early warning system?
Lucy Jones Dr. Lucy Jones is among the world's most influential seismologists and works for the U.S. Geological Survey, based at CalTech. She may be LA’s resident earthquake expert, but she’s also an expert in 15th century classical music. She digs into the connection between science and music in her genre-spanning DJ set. Hosted by Eric J. Lawrence.
Landlords, Tenants and Earthquake Safety When San Francisco apartment house owners retrofit their buildings, the entire cost will be passed on to their tenants. City Councilman Gil Cedillo has promised that won't happen in Los Angeles. Today, his committee is taking up what could be the most extensive retrofitting requirements in California history. Who should bear the cost of making those buildings earthquake safe?
Fearing ‘The Really Big One’ A New Yorker story titled “ The Really Big One ” has rattled residents in Portland and Seattle. It’s a meticulous and terrifying piece of science journalism about a quake that will eat the entire Pacific Northwest.
At Last: Preparing for the Big One to Hit LA Los Angeles has lagged behind San Francisco when it comes to preparing for the inevitable Big One on the San Andreas Earthquake Fault. Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti conceded LA was behind the curve, even while he was on the City Council. But now, he said, he wants that to change. With help from Lucy Jones, seismologist with the US Geological Survey, he’s announced the most ambitious seismic safety plan in state history.
Can LA Survive the Next Big Earthquake? Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places. But what about the buildings we already have? The LA Times has reported that more than 1000 old concrete buildings all over the city are at risk of collapse.
The Great Southern California ShakeOut Southern California is earthquake country, and seismologists are certain the Big One is on its way. But nobody listens to dire warnings. Tomorrow, five million people are scheduled to get serious, and have a good time, in the Great Southern California ShakeOut . Lucy Jones is the US Geological Survey's scientist-in-charge for Southern California.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?