22 May 2018

Lucy Jones: What to do about natural disasters

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:09 pm on 22 May 2018

Every minute of every day, an earthquake happens somewhere in the world. There's no warning, and no way to prevent them.

Dr Lucy Jones is a world renowned seismologist who doesn't just look at the science of tectonics but the human side of cataclysmic events.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis are going to happen, she says, but disasters don't have to if we prepare. How we react before an after these events says a lot about us.  

Her new book is called The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them).

Seismologist Lucy Jones at the red carpet premier of the quake disaster movie, San Andreas starring Dwanye (the Rock) Johnson. (2015)

Seismologist Lucy Jones at the red carpet premier of the quake disaster movie, San Andreas starring Dwanye (the Rock) Johnson. (2015) Photo: Twitter