Thursday, 19 November 2020
This webinar, hosted by the EERI Northern California regional chapter, focused on how the current COVID-19 pandemic can affect the earthquake community. This webinar featured a panel discussion on the impacts of earthquakes on infection rates and actions immediately following earthquakes in Europe (Portugal and Croatia). Attention was placed on lessons learned that may be important for the United States. Two panelists gave a brief summary of their recent article in Earthquake Spectra titled, “Potential Impact of Earthquakes during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic” and two additional panelists were in Zagreb during the March 2020 earthquake (M5.5) and provided eye-witness accounts.