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About the Author
DR. LUCY JONES was a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey for thirty years, most recently as science advisor for risk reduction. She created the Great ShakeOut Drill, an earthquake preparation experiment that by 2016 included 53 million participants around the world. A research associate at Caltech, she holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from MIT and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Brown University. She lives in Southern California.