Within the next 25 years, scientists estimate a 62% probability of at least one magnitude 6.7 or greater quake striking the San Francisco Bay region. Combined losses from the 1906 and 1989 quakes totaled 6000+ and 63 human lives, and property damage of $400M and $6B, respectively – ’89 reconstruction is expected to last 20+ years.
What can science tell us about the next one?
- Will monitoring methods and technologies buy us time?
- Are major earthquake-prone countries — US, Switzerland and Japan – prepared to the same degree?
- How do major insurers assess the personal risks and economic losses?
Join in a discussion with earthquake luminaries from Switzerland, the U.S. and Japan on the inevitable big one. Where it will hit, how we can prepare, what to expect…
6:00 pm doors open – networking & cocktail reception
7:00 pm keynote addresses
- “Are Earthquakes Predictable ?”, with Tom Jordan, Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California & Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
- “Readiness around the Globe”, with Domenico Giardini, Professor of Seismology and Geodynamics ETH Zürich; Director of the Swiss Seismological Service
- “Insurance for the Inevitable”, with Andy Castaldi, Swiss Re Americas Divison, Head, Catastrophe and Perils
- “The 1906 Earthquake–lessons learned, lessons forgotten and future directions”, with Mary-Lou Zoback, Senior Research Scientist, USGS Earthquake Hazards Team
followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&As; to include:
- Ishida Mizuho, Research Scientist, Japan National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NEID), and Mark Zoback, Professor of Geophysics & Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
10:00 pm doors close
Photo: Myleen Hollero