Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm.
Meet inside the theater at 6:30pm to talk with your fellow group members for a bit before the show starts. Look for the Meetup sign.
Location: Alberta Rose Theatre (http://www.albertarosetheatre.com), 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR
- $15* general admission
- $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only)
Buy Online (https://albertarosetheatre.com/events/science-on-tap-coming-to-a-fault-near-you-planning-for-cascadia-earthquakes/) or at the Alberta Rose box office
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: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.
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. Portland 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 Portland’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://www.hartcrowser.com/person/allison-pyrch/ 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 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/.
Note: This is a repeat of a talk given at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver in July 2019.
*A note on the ticket price: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, and this theater is larger and more expensive than our previous venues. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if the ticket price is a hardship for you, please contact [masked] for reduced-price tickets.