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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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Quake '06 Centennial Lecture Series

University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University

Lectures in this series cover the historical and social perspectives of the 1906 earthquake, and our present understanding of earthquakes in terms of earth science, earthquake engineering, preparedness and disaster response.

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All lectures are free, open to the public and start at 7:30 pm
Feb 01, 2006 - The 1906 Earthquake: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten, and Future Directions
Feb 15, 2006 - Improving Seismic Safety and Performance of Buildings Through Innovative Structural Engineering
Mar 01, 2006 - Social Dimensions of Catastrophic Disasters: From the 1906 Earthquake to Hurricane Katrina
Mar 15, 2006 - Designing for Disaster: U.C. Berkeley Thinks Ahead


Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley


Lessons learned from the 1906 earthquake and fire are applied to our present day society and infrastructure in this series' lectures. Speakers draw conclusions about what the effects of an earthquake like the 1906 event would be today, and what we can do to prepare for the future.


General public. Free event.


Peggy Hellweg, (510) 643-9449

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