The annual Great Washington Shakeout will occur on 10-17-2013 at 10:17 AM. During this drill, participants will practice earthquake preparedness by executing the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” procedure. For additional information, view the YouTube video (below) produced by the Washington State Department of Emergency Management, and register today for the Great Washington Shakeout!
Whether a newbie to DGER’s online geologic information portal or an old hat at using it, you’ll be interested to know that we have just released the latest version of it to the public! The latest version runs on Esri’s ArcGIS for Server 10.1 platform, but there won’t be a noticeable difference to the way […]
Yesterday’s article published in the Seattle Times, profiling the DNR-hosted Seismic Scenarios Catalog, prompted so many hits to our site that many users received intermittent service error notifications. Rest assured, we are working on this issue and expect service to return to normal soon. We first blogged about the Seismic Scenarios Catalog on its public […]
Despite the dreary weather, Washington Geologic Survey’s hazards geologists have been hard at work in the field. They are busy collecting seismic survey measurements and continually adding to a data catalog of shear wave velocity profiles throughout Washington State. Shear wave velocity is an important factor in earthquake-resistant design as designated by the International Building […]
Today Washington State Geological Survey scientists were on hand as John Schelling, earthquake program manager for the Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division (EMD), presented a live webinar release of the Seismic Scenario Catalog, hosted through DNR in a GIS environment. The catalog is a compilation of results from 20 scenario models run using FEMA’s […]