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Shake Rattle & Roll: Earthquakes in the Midwest
Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Featured Speaker: Douglas A. Wiens, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
April’s pre-dawn earthquake that rattled Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri and roused sleeping residents of St. Charles and St. Louis, was a reminder that we live in an earthquake-prone area. Midwesterners have become increasingly aware In the last couple decades, of the region’s earthquake hazards. From the notorious New Madrid fault zone to the lesser-known Wabash Valley seismic zone that sent the ground shaking in April, there is still considerable uncertainty about the true level of risk in the Midwest and what policy changes are needed to prepare for “the big one,” Washington University geophysicist and seismologist, Dr. Douglas Wiens, presents the basics of earthquake science and discusses questions involving risk, seismic activity, and subterranean history, of interest to residents in the St. Louis and St. Charles metropolitan regions.
St. Charles OASIS
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Charles, MO 63376
FREE to the first 15 registrants, $8 per person thereafter.
OPEN to ALL.
To register call or e-mail
Maggie Bauer 314-533-8586 email@example.com.
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