Got quake questions? Join Twitter chat with BART experts


Got quake questions? Join Twitter chat with BART experts

As part of earthquake awareness during the month of the Loma Prieta quake's 25th anniversary, BART will hold a real-time Twitter question-and-answer session with some of its seismic experts.

Between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm on Friday, Oct. 24, make sure you are following @SFBART and send your question with a hashtag of #SFBART. We will have experts on hand from fields including BART's earthquake safety program and the engineering side of our operations control center.

You may find many answers to your questions in our special Loma Prieta online coverage at, or our main earthquake safety section at, so we encourage you to read those pages first. We also encourage a discussion that remains on topic and features courtesy to all participants.

We will answer as many questions as possible in the time allowed and will make every effort to get back to you later if we cannot answer your question during the session. Read more about using Twitter at If you are not on Twitter, you can also send questions at any time using the "Contact the Project" link on the page at; these will not be monitored in real time during the chat, however.

In addition, if you want to stay up to date on all earthquake safety news in the future, go to, sign up for an account, and choose "Earthquake Safety Program" and any other topics on which you wish to receive news. 

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to increasing awareness of earthquake safety on BART.