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Washington / Earthquake #396952

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The aftermath of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Washington state featured; scenes shown from Seattle, WA, of a Microsoft meeting by the quake and earthquake damage. [Two MEN, two WOMEN,
REPORTER - talk about the earthquake.] [Caltech seismologist Egill HAUKSSON - says the earthquake was 30 miles deep.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with KIRO-TV reporter Brian Wood. [WOOD - says he was in Seattle city hall when the earthquake hit; says older buildings were heavily damaged.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The emphasis on earthquake safety in Seattle examined; scenes shown of damages. [Two MEN - talk about the earthquake.] [US Geological Survey Bill STEELE - says the earthquake damage could have been worse.] [WOMAN - says the Starbuck's building held together during the earthquake.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Concerns that scientists have underestimated the earthquake risk in southern California reported. [In interview, US Geological Survey Dr. Waverly PERSON - says he was not surprised about the size of the earthquake; says there were no warning signs; says there will be small aftershocks.]

Hughes, Sandra;
Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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