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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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U.S. Geological Survey Open House

U. S. Geological Survey

This is the 8th triennial USGS Open House held on the Menlo Park campus. Our theme for 2006 is "The Science of Natural Hazards." The USGS facility will be open to the general public for two days.

Approximately 200 exhibits will cover earthquakes, tsumanis, floods, landslides, volcanoes, climate change, water pollution, energy needs, minerals, geologic mapping, shoreline erosion, maps, and more. Emphasis is on interactive exhibits and opportunities to talk to scientists about their research.

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June 3 - 4, 2006 from 10 am - 4 pm each day


345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA


We will have many special exhibits related to the 1906 earthquake. A large area of the event will be dedicated to hazard preparedness and education, with information available from the USGS and partner organizations like FEMA, the Red Cross, the California Geological Survey, and the Office of Emergency Services.


General public. Free event.

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome volunteers from the general public to assist with traffic, parking, welcome stations, and other activities.


Liz Colvard, (650) 329-4498

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