UW Emergency Management

June 7, 2016

UW Responds to 9.0 Massive NW Cascadia Earthquake

WP_20160607_09_13_07_Pro WP_20160607_08_58_59_Pro Nearly 50 UW staff temporarily altered their work schedules today and joined nearly 20,000 others in a 4-state region in practicing their skills responding to a simulated 9.0 magnitude Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.  Three specialized UW teams practiced their rapid structural building inspection skills, hazardous chemical response and specialized disaster mitigation skills in caring for research animals.  The UW’s EOC coordinated these  field activities and linked the uw with the City, County and State officials.  Many lessons were learned to allow us to improve university plans and training for the day when the “Real One” finally hits!