- March 11, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topic: Earthquake Science and Technology: Early Warning Systems and Detection
Earthquake Early Warning systems are operational in several countries around the world, including Mexico, Japan, Turkey, Romania, China, Italy, and Taiwan. The west coast of the US is the newest entrant with full public and private availability in California. Oregon’s entry on March 11th and Washington’s in May is a watershed moment in our ability, as citizens and safety professionals, to mitigate the impact of a major earthquake. The onus is now on us to employ ShakeAlert’s capabilities to keep our families, assets, and enterprises prepared for the inevitable seismic events that await us. This program is an opportunity to ask the basic questions and to imagine aloud the benefits of this game-changing technology. The program will include:
Earthquakes 101 – The Anatomy of California and Pacific Northwest Earthquakes.
- The difference between the San Andreas Fault System and the Cascadia Subduction Zone
- The correlation between fault length and magnitude
- The roles that magnitude, distance and soil play in our earthquake experience
- The difference between earthquake prediction, earthquake forecasting, and Earthquake Early Warning
- What a ShakeAlert is and how it’s produced
Earthquake Early Warning applications and availability
- ShakeAlert apps and personal protection
- ShakeAlert automated capabilities
- ShakeAlert workplace applications
- Geographic availability
Joshua Bashioum is the Founder and CEO at Early Warning Labs (EWL) and is regarded as an international authority on Early Warning technology. Mr. Bashioum has been featured as a US Delegate to the United Nations as an Early Warning SME, a seismic hazards guest of the White House and guest speaker at leading universities and the CA state capitol. Prior to EWL, Mr. Bashioum spent over 15 years in Emergency Management, including 12 years volunteering as a first responder and over 7 years of instructing with California Fire Departments, FEMA and the Citizen Corps. During his time in the field, Joshua saw opportunities to provide products and services to the disaster preparedness industry. He started a successful disaster preparedness products company in 2008 and secured national distribution through the nation’s largest retailers including Costco, Staples and Amazon. After exiting the products space, Mr. Bashioum began exploring opportunities in technology when he was introduced to the USGS, Caltech and the ShakeAlert program. He realized the tremendous opportunity to commercialize the technology and founded Early Warning Labs in 2014. Mr. Bashioum has studied Earthquake Science at USC’s Southern California Earthquake Center and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Entrepreneur Program.
Steve and his wife Lydia were living in Sri Lanka when a 9.1 subduction zone earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that took 230,000 lives in more than a dozen countries, including 35,000 in Sri Lanka. As aid workers, they were active witnesses to one of the largest multi-national relief efforts in history, starting from its earliest hours.
In 2006, they returned to their native Oregon only to learn that the Pacific Northwest, too, was due for a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami event. By dint of experience, insight and effort, Steve gradually evolved into a career preparedness advocate. His efforts have included a decade of work at the American Red Cross, the delivery of 200+ earthquake preparedness presentations, and a 2018 appearance at TEDx Portland – the largest TEDx event in the United States.
As Ethos’ Corporate Resilience and Engagement Manager, Steve employs his speaking and AV skills to motivate thousands of people to take the preparedness actions that can make our homes, communities and workplaces more resilient.
HOW TO REGISTER:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: March 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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