Jan
26

Talk on Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunamis

When
January 26, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Where
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St
Astoria, OR
Sponsors
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, North Coast Watershed Association

Tsunami hazard zone sign. /Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Tsunami hazard zone sign. /Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the next Nature Matters talk will focus on earthquakes and tsunamis. Patrick Corcoran, a retired Oregon State University Extension faculty member, will talk about how they have impacted the Oregon coast in the past, and what to expect in the future. 

The Nature Matters series consists of monthly conversations about the intersection of nature and culture. These events take place on the fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m., October through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House (1483 Duane Street in Astoria).

About the talk:

"On January 26, 1700, a tsunami struck eastern Japan. Because they had experienced no preceding earthquake to explain the wave, contemporary Japanese writers recorded the event as an "orphan tsunami." Geologist have since comfimed the orphan tsunami was from an earthquake in the pacific northwest. Evidence of this earthquake can be seen through out Clatsop County.

Join us on the anniversary of the Orphan Tsunami of 1700 to learn more about the evitable, The Big One: Cascadia earthquakes and tsunamis. Patrick Corcoran is a retired Oregon State University Extension faculty with an expertise in coastal natural hazards. Pat will offer scary facts, sobering maps, and hilarious practical tips on how to prepare for this event. Myths will be busted. All questions will be addressed. Learn more how you can be prepared!"

Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at the George before the event. The series delves into how humans look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance, and survival. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George Brewery + Public House and is free to the public.

Learn more about the Nature Matters series here.