Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Cape Perpetua Collaborative

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction Zone off our coast.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative offers a webinar on earthquakes, tsunamis, and how to prepare for them, when Althea Rizzo speaks on “Cascadia—Ready or Not” on Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

Dr. Althea Rizzo joined Oregon Emergency Management in 2008 as the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator after completing a one-year National Weather Service-funded program as Tsunami Coordinator for the City of Lincoln City. She is a member of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and serves as the co-chair of the Warning Subcommittee. She is a member of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and is the co-chair of the Education and Mitigation Subcommittee. She has successfully implemented outreach programs for seismic hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Dr. Rizzo has been a frequent instructor and lecturer on hazard mitigation, risk reduction and outreach program design and implementation.

To register for this event, go here.