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Date(s) - 08/28/2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Phillip Burton Federal Building, 2nd Floor, AZ Room

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Subject: Please RSVP: August 28 ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop


Dear FEB, ECA Bay Area Associates and other colleagues,


You are invited to attend the next Earthquake Country Alliance Regional Workshop on Monday, August 28, at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.


ECA is the public-private-grassroots partnership which coordinates the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and develops multi-sector educational resources available at Funding for ECA activities is provided by FEMA’s Building Science Branch as part of its support for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Earthquake Program. “Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area” is the new name of the “Bay Area Earthquake Alliance” (which was founded in 2009 as one of three regional alliances of the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance). We will soon be announcing a new website for ECA Bay Area.


Please RSVP here. We encourage you to forward this announcement to others who may want to attend. Working together we will further our goals to promote and improve preparedness, mitigation and resilience.




Phillip Burton Federal Building, 2nd Floor Arizona Room

450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

(near Civic center/UN Plaza BART Station)




8:30 am –   9:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 am – 12:30 pm

General Meeting

1:00 pm –   3:00 pm

Subsidence Tour




  • ECA preparedness resources and 2017 ECA Activities in the Bay Area and Statewide, including ShakeOut (Mark Benthien, ECA Executive Director)
  • Empowered Communities Program (Daniel Homsey, City and County of San Francisco)
  • MyShake: Building Earthquake Resilience With Citizen Science (Dr. Jennifer Strauss, Berkeley Seismology Lab)
  • Interacting With Elected Officials (Leah Zippert, ABAG/MTC)
  • Presentations from 2017 ECA Mini Award Recipients
  • Sharing from attendees about recent activities and upcoming plans (You!)
  • Sinking San Francisco: A Subsidence Tour (1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Dr. David Schwartz of USGS will lead us on a walking tour of subsidence area in San Francisco and will show us liquefaction damage from 1906, 1989, and continued subsidence. The tour will kick off with a brief talk to set the stage, and we will then walk along Natoma, Langton, Howard, Moss, and Russ to see visual examples of subsidence such as garages and entrance doors below street level, second story bay windows at ground level, and broad swales in streets with Howard Street a primary example.





Please register at


There is no cost to attend this workshop. Boxed lunches will be provided for those who RSVP for the Subsidence Tour.


If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Sandow, ECA Regional Alliance Liaison, at or (213) 740-4593.



ECA Bay Area Coordinating Committee Chairs

Kristin Hogan, City of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

Bob Beecher, Cisco Emergency Preparedness and Response

Jennifer Lazo, City of Berkeley Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services


Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area or @eca