Lunch & Learn - Anticipating Earthquakes: The Where, The When, The How Big

Date & Time: September 25, 2019 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Category: Educational and Training (See all events in this category)

Location: City Hall Antechamber

Join us for guest lecturer Edwin Nissen, an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Geophysics at the University of Victoria, who will speak about the science behind earthquakes at the Lunch & Learn "Anticipating Earthquakes: The Where, The When, The How Big" on Wednesday, September 25 from noon - 1 p.m. in the City Hall Antechamber.

The free lecture will begin as a 101 lesson on faults, the earthquake cycle, and seismic waves. We'll learn about the important difference between earthquake magnitude and intensity scales, before considering how to prepare for and what to do in an earthquake, as well as the differences between earthquake prediction, forecasting, and early warning.

Although earthquakes cannot be predicted, the earthquake science community is making great progress towards anticipating their locations, magnitudes, and likelihoods: perhaps even before the shaking is felt.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 20.

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