USGS announces Spanish and Asian-language versions of San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake...

USGS announces Spanish and Asian-language versions of San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Preparedness Handbook

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Menlo Park, USA, 6 February 2007 – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has announced the release of two new publications, both titled, “Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes–The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.” One is written in Spanish, with an accompanying English translation, and the other is translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean, also with an accompanying English translation.

The publications are abridged versions of the popular and award-winning handbook, “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country–Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Area,” which has been distributed online, as newspaper inserts, and in home improvement stores since September 2005. The new publications are available online at pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/41 and pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/42/

The Spanish language version, with English translation, is available as USGS General Information Product 41 (Información General Producto 41) and the Asian languages version, with English translation, is available as USGS General Information Product 42. Printed copies can be ordered by completing the online form available on each publication’s Website.

“Our goal is to make earthquake preparedness information easily available to all residents of the Bay Area,” said Tom Brocher, Northern California Coordinator for Earthquake Hazards Investigations. “Future damaging earthquakes will impact all of us, regardless of the language we speak. We all must prepare for them and these new publications are designed to be useful to our newest residents.”