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Comment: 10:50 - 11:29 (00:39)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "Paul Reasenerg", earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", aftershock

Our transcription: Really, the most important information to relay to the public, after an earthquake, is the fact that aftershocks are expected to occur and the question of how long we expect them to occur, and what kind of additional hazard they represent.
During the Loma Prieta Earthquake sequence, we were able to speak to the public every day, reminding everyone that aftershocks are likely to occur, and that although we can't predict the time of the aftershocks, the first week or two is the most dangerous time, and aftershocks can continue for several months after the main shock.

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