Earthquake Threat in SoCal: Are You Ready?

PASADENA, Calif.—Margaret Vinci, manager of the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech and ShakeAlert SoCal regional coordinator, will discuss the mechanics and risk of earthquakes on Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m., at Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. She will also discuss the earthquake prediction tools available and demonstrate the new ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system.

Vinci’s principal responsibility is the management of Caltech's Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA) program. Her responsibilities include the procurement of funds for continued research in fields of seismology and earthquake engineering, and the upgrade and maintenance of the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN). Vinci also serves as the liaison between scientists and ERA member organizations and critical users of earthquake information. Additionally, Vinci conducts special tours of Caltech's seismology laboratory and participates in outreach events to promote public relations and earthquake education within the local community.

For more information, contact Robin Reidy at (626) 744-7278 or, or Deborah Niblick at (626) 744-7278 or

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the City Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.