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New Meetup: Lecture on earthquakes

From: Rebecca
Sent on: Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:17 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Lecture on earthquakes

When: November 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Is anyone interested in going to a lecture on earthquakes tonight? I'm thinking of going, still not sure...

It's at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall on 24 Oxford Street.
Starts at 6pm, so I'll head there right after work; will arrive ~5:30. Since it's cold, I'll be waiting inside the lobby, and then I'll head into the lecture room to save us seats.

Earthquakes! How We Can Better Understand and Prepare for Them
Lecture by John H. Shaw

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 6:00 pm
Catastrophic earthquakes seem to strike without warning, causing massive devastation in the form of ground raptures, landslides, and tsunamis. Why are earthquakes so difficult to predict and why is the Boston area rated as a high-risk zone, even though we rarely have large earthquakes? John Shaw, Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology at Harvard University, will discuss how scientists use cutting-edge techniques, such as 3-D immersive visualization, remote sensing, and plate-tectonic research to better forecast earthquakes and help protect lives and property for an increasingly urbanized global population. Free and open to the public in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.

Part of the Earth Matters programming.

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