Earthquakes in Northwest Oregon - Monthly Lecture Series
In the Pacific Northwest of the US, the Juan de Fuca plate is being subducted under the North American Plate at the Cascadia Subduction Zone. What does this mean? Dr. Scott Burns will discuss the hazards of and the preparedness for ground shaking, liquefaction, landslides and tsunamis along the subduction zone. Much of our region was not thought to be an earthquake region, so earthquake building standards are fairly recent. How does this affect building codes, emergency preparedness, siting of critical facilities, building of bridges and transportation corridors in our region? What can we expect after a large quake? Dr. Burns will answer these questions!
Dr. Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University. He has taught for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, terroir and Quaternary geology.
5540 Southeast Kellogg Creek Drive
Milwaukie, OR 97222