Living in Earthquake Country: What Can the PNW Learn from Recent Quakes

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Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street · Vancouver, WA

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This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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Details

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm.

Meet inside the theater at 6:30 p.m. to talk with your fellow group members for a bit before the show starts. Look for the Meetup sign.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, (http://kigginstheatre.com/) 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $9 online advance tickets*, $10 at the door**, $5 student
This is an all-ages event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-on-tap-living-in-earthquake-country-what-can-the-pnw-learn-tickets-52969788062

Please Note: RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You must either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Description:
The Pacific Northwest is due for a major earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and a magnitude 9 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami would likely produce an unprecedented catastrophe much larger than any disaster the pacific northwest, or the nation, has ever faced. Vancouver isn’t ready, and significant preparation is needed to safeguard communities, businesses, and people. There are lessons to be learned from several recent earthquakes around the world including Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and Mexico. At this Science on Tap, Allison Pyrch, a local geotechnical engineer, will discuss SW Washington’s earthquake setting, what similar quakes can tell us about what to expect from a Cascadia earthquake, and how the Pacific Northwest is preparing for “the really big one.

Allison Pyrch https://salusresilience.com/about-our-team/ is a geotechnical engineer whose experience includes site specific seismic design for buildings, roads, bridges, dock and port structures, large embankments, slopes and landslides, and water and wastewater infrastructure. Recognized as American Society of Civil Engineer’s https://www.asce.org/ 2018 Oregon/SW Washington Engineer of the Year, she has travelled to Chile, Japan, and Mexico after their recent subduction zone earthquakes and tsunamis to study the effects on lifelines. Allison was also featured prominently in the awards-winning OPB documentary Unprepared https://www.opb.org/news/series/unprepared/ as well as the Al Jazeera program TechKnow. https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/techknow/

Event Website
https://viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_july_10_earthquakes/
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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver (http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/).

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*A note on advance ticket prices: there is a fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.