Sacramento, California - The Earthquake Country Alliance invites all members of the media to the FUTURE CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES media training webinar. Earthquake experts will explain the latest understanding of potential earthquakes in California; suggest story ideas for before and after earthquakes; describe the challenges reporters may face along with common myths to avoid reporting; and highlight essential web and social media resources to help reporters stay informed and connected.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 11 AM (PDT)

  • Lucy Jones, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Kelly Huston, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
  • Margaret Vinci, Caltech    
  • Mark Benthien, Earthquake Country Alliance \ Southern California Earthquake Center

Five Reasons to Attend: 

1. Unique story ideas for before and after earthquakes

2. Key strategies for addressing the challenges reporters face after large earthquakes

3. Common earthquake myths and inaccuracies to avoid reporting

4. Best sources on social media for factual information

5. Great online resources and experts for science and preparedness information


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 11 AM (PDT)

 Online webinar. 

How to Join: Register at Instructions for accessing the webinar will be emailed to registered participants prior to the webinar.

The Earthquake Country Alliance is a statewide public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve preparedness, mitigation and resiliency, administered from the Southern California Earthquake Center, based at the University of Southern California. Learn more at