The implementation of modern technologies in geosciences, and specifically the study of earthquakes, is vital for continued progress in this field. For example, the last 25 yr have seen new technologies such as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, the Global Positioning System, and light detection and ranging help scientists observe and place new constraints on the seismic cycle over unprecedented time and space scales.

But what about our techniques for communicating these advances to the general public? Have we seen a similar improvement in education and outreach, and most importantly, in people’s understanding of earthquake hazard? Are we keeping up with...

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