Earthquake Threat in Socal: Are You Ready?

PASADENA, Calif. – Margaret Vinci, manager, Office of Earthquake Programs, Education and Outreach 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 available earthquake prediction tools and demonstrate the new ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System.

Vinci’s principal responsibility is the management of the Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA) Program. This includes 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. Also the facilitation of ERA and CISN workshops, conferences and meetings and editor of the ERA newsletter; administration of public relations and special events. She also serves as the liaison between scientists and ERA member organizations and critical users of earthquake information, including on-site assistance. Additionally, Vinci conducts special tours of the 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



Robin Reidy, Senior Librarian
(626) 744-7278,

Catherine Haskett Hany, Communications
(626) 744-4207,