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January 23rd, 2003 Media Workshop

On January 23, 2003, the Office of Emergency Services and the USGS hosted a workshop for members of the media in the San Francisco Bay Area to introduce the CISN and to increase awareness and promote use of ShakeMap among media organizations in coverage of significant earthquakes. The workshop featured presentations and facilitated discussion.

Press Release
OES issued this press release announcing the workshop.

Workshop Handouts

Video of the presentations and Q/A session
The workshop presentations and discussions were videotaped and are available for viewing over the Web. Enjoy!
If the links above do not work, start Windows Media Player, select "OPEN" or "OPEN URL" from the File menu, and type the following address for the presentations
  • mms://
and this address for the Q/A session
  • mms://

Email notification of earthquakes and ShakeMaps
Sign up for notification of earthquakes in California as well as notification that a ShakeMap has been generated.

As a follow-up to the workshop, the OES Information and Public Affairs staff plans to produce a short training video for use by news organizations in orienting their reporters and technical staff on the use of ShakeMap in covering earthquakes.

For additional information about the ShakeMap for the news media workshop or about use of ShakeMap, please contact us.

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