Quake City ’87: The 30th Anniversary

Saturday Sept. 30, 2017: Opening Day
All events free and open to the public

Whittier City School District Office

7211 Whittier Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

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    10 a.m.

    Doors open at the Whittier City School District auditorium and video provided by Dr. Dennis Mileti will be shown.

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    10:45 a.m.

    Opening remarks by Superintendant Ron Carruth, Mayor Joe Vinatieri, Museum Executive Director Tim Traeger, and Curator John Garside

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    11 a.m.

    Presentation by Dr. Dennis Mileti, “The First Seven Days after the Earthquake”

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    12 p.m.

    Q. and A. with Dennis Mileti

Whittier Museum

6755 Newlin Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601

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    12 p.m.

    Experience the Whittier quake in the Shakey Quakey trailer in the Museum parking lot.

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    1 p.m.

    Grand opening of Quake City ’87 exhibit at the Whittier Museum.

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    1 to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy the exhibit, Shakey Quakey trailer, and tables/demonstrations by USGS, American Red Cross, California Earthquake Authority, Southern California Gas Company, along with light refreshments.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Contributors

LA County Supervisor District Four, Janice Hahn
Southern California Gas
California Earthquake Authority
Whittier City School District & Superintendent Ron Carruth
US Geological Survey & Dr. Robert DeGroot
American Red Cross
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
Cal Poly Pomona architectural program & Dr. Gary McGavin
City of Whittier
Keith Durflinger
John Garside
Sean Thomsen
Dr. Dennis Mileti

This raw footage of the Uptown area was shot the morning of the earthquake by shopkeeper Kim Wicker of Monte’s Cameras. Length: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.