Tag: earthquake

EARTHQUAKE LESSONS FROM CHILE

June 12th, 2012

Last month I was one of 40 Seattle business, government, labor, and academic leaders on a study mission to Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile.*  One of my major reasons for going was to identify lessons from the recent Chilean experience with a major earthquake.  Chile, like Seattle, is on the Pacific Rim of Fire.  In February, […]

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REVIEW INITIATED BY COUNCIL

June 9th, 2011

The City Council and my Regional Development and Sustainability Committee will conduct a review of the City’s emergency preparedness, with special attention to lessons learned from the recent earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan.  Over the next few months, City staff and guest engineers, professors and scientists will brief Councilmembers on what was learned […]

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