SHAKE RATTLE, AND ROLL -- EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS ON THE CENTRAL COAST -- JOHN MCCABE
It's no secret that California is earthquake country, but how much do we know about specific earthquake hazards in the Central Coast? Will we have fire, landslides, building collapse, or even tsunamis? In this course we will explore the history of earthquakes in the area, identify local fault lines and learn about the risk that the "the Big One" will occur in our lifetime.
Our instructor will also describe the causes and mechanics of earthquakes, the latest techniques in predicting and measuring their magnitude and intensity, and precautions that can be taken before, during and after an earthquake occurs.
You will also learn about the San Andreas Fault System and the current trace that defines the eastern boundary of San Luis Obispo County.
John McCabe is an aerospace engineer turned geologist. He has been an instructor in Community Programs and tutored students in geology at Cuesta College since 2000, has led geology field trips into Death Valley and Yosemite, and has given numerous talks on earthquakes, tsunamis, and related geological subjects as a docent at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History.
Friday, February 5 2016, 1pm-3pm United Methodist Church, Atascacdero
United Methodist Church (View)
11605 El Camino Real
Atascadero,, CA 93422
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