Alissa Walker+ Your Authors @awalkerinLA I'm a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA. Urbanism editor at @Curbed. Easter-themed Peeps only, please. More 👧🏼👶🏼 and 🚲🚶🏼‍♀️🚍 on Instagram. Jul. 12, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

In this interview with @MayorOfLA, @DrLucyJones said she'd like to see two different earthquake early warning alerts on the city's app: 1) "be aware, weak shaking is coming" or 2) "drop, cover hold on" 

"It was not a damaging earthquake here, but the reality was it was psychologically damaging," says @DrLucyJones of last week's quakes. They also happened after an exceptionally quiet period, seismically. LA had a damaging earthquake every year from 1983 to 1994 (!!!)

In a press conference, @MayorOfLA also confirms that over 700,000 people have downloaded the ShakeAlertLA app, and the app will be updated to include two types of alerts. Watch more here: 

The city is promoting its Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) program that encourages Angelenos to make a disaster preparedness plan with your neighbors—not just a kit for your own family. 

The community aspect is big part of the earthquake guide we put together at @CurbedLA and what @DrLucyJones often talks about—“a community whose people know and care about one another is the one that will pull through.” 

I highly, highly recommend @DrLucyJones's book as a way to wrap your head around the types of disasters we face as a society. Earthquakes are not LA's greatest threat. Climate change will be worse. 

You can follow @awalkerinLA.


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