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Lecture on Northwest Earthquakes this Wednesday


The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ)
USGS

“Top scientist to lecture on next big Northwest earthquake”
“On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Jeff McGuire, a geophysicist with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution of Massachusetts, will give a lecture about what could be the next major earthquake in the region, why it is so hard to predict, and what scientists are doing to change this. The free lecture, ‘Seafloor Seismic and Geodetic Experiments on the Cascadia Megathrust,’ will be in Thompson Hall, Room 175, on the University of Puget Sound campus. It will run 79 p.m. and include a Q&A session. Tickets are not required.

McGuires talk will focus on the Cascadia subduction zonea 620-mile-long strip running from Vancouver Island, Canada, to Cape Mendocino, Calif., where the Juan de Fuca Plate at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is being pushed under the North American continent,” quoting Shirley Skeel, Suburban Times.
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Posted by Steve on September 8, 2014 at 6:45 am | Permalink

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