Portland Earthquake Prep Talk

Portland Earthquake Prep Talk
  • July 16 at 7:00pm
  • Experimental Theater at OMSI
  • 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214

What Past Earthquakes Tell Us About Future Earthquake Hazard: Facts and Fake Facts. With Susan Hough, Ph.D., Research Geophysicist at the U.S. Land Survey in Pasadena, California.

Seismologists spend their lives attempting to get quakes, including tremors brought about by human exercises, with the goal that we can comprehend and relieve the peril they present. Luckily for every one of us, enormous quakes don’t strike as often as possible in any one spot. A considerable lot of the most significant past tremors happened before the creation of present day seismometers. To comprehend these occasions, researchers attract on sleuthing aptitudes to investigate every single accessible wellspring of information. In this discussion, Dr. Hough, along with Portland roof repair expert, Carlos,
they will depict a portion of the astute work that has been done to comprehend past quakes and the exercises they can show us present-day tremor peril. Dr. Hough will likewise talk about proof that, while tremors prompted by wastewater infusion had all the earmarks of being another wonder, there is proof that people caused seismic tremors in various spots, including Oklahoma and Texas, as far back as the mid twentieth century.

Science Pub OMSI is a month to month occasion that is available to anybody and everybody – no logical foundation required. Simply bring your interest, comical inclination, and craving for nourishment, beverages and learning.

Occasion Type: Readings and Talks, Science and Technology

Cost: $5 advance buy for ensured seats; $5 recommended gift at the entryway.

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