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Lucy Jones’s doomsday earthquake scenarios will terrify you — that’s the point

Jacob Margolis
| "If you are in the Coachella Valley, Don’t plan on getting to L.A. anytime after the earthquake, unless you have some way of flying."

Great ShakeOut Challenge: Make a tasty meal with earthquake kit ingredients

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Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.

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Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

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If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

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Heightened earthquake alert issued for Southern California

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Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake, officials said.

Gov. Brown seeks to beef up Earthquake warning system

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A proposed $10 million in Brown's revised budget would go toward California adding new seismic sensors and educating the public about the system.

Seismic retrofit orders to start reaching mailboxes

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Owners of buildings with 16 or more dwelling units that are at least three stories tall will soon start to receive notices to complete a seismic retrofit.

'San Andreas': USGS expert Lucy Jones on things it gets wrong ... and right

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The summer disaster movie is full of laughably inaccurate earthquake myths. But it also got a couple things right, the seismic expert told AirTalk.

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'San Andreas': 6 things the movie gets right about earthquakes

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While “San Andreas,” named for a major Southern California earthquake fault, likely won’t win any awards for science, there are a few things it got right, according to USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.

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