June 17, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu. June 17 1:30 – 3 p.m. Earthquakes can be regarded as one of the most destructive forces for human beings. On average, each year earthquakes kill 10,000 people and cause over 20 billion dollars in property damage. Lifelong Learning coordinator and geologist, Maureen Haberfeld, will explain the cause and mechanism of earthquakes as well as how they are measured. Various types of earthquake damage such as ground rupture, landslides, and tsunamis will be discussed. Earthquake prone areas in the United States will be highlighted and some historic U.S. earthquakes will be covered in detail. Finally, participants will learn about some earthquake myths and misconceptions as well as earthquakes caused by human activity. Virtual class on Zoom or live at the TSC. $5 fee.
Venue: Virtual Event
A link to join this virtual event will be emailed to you.