Bridges Academy: Southern California - Earthquake Country

Event Start DateWednesday, February 8, 2012
Degheri Alumni Center
Event Start Time10:00 am - 11:30 am
CostCost: free

Is San Diego ready for the next earthquake? When will "The Big One" happen? This lecture will cover some basic plate tectonic concepts and how plate boundaries relate to earthquakes and earthquake magnitudes. The fundamentals of seismic waves will be discussed as well as a comparison of some major recent earthquakes around the world and how they compare to historic earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault.  Eric Cathcart, a Licensed California Professional Geologist and adjunct faculty for the Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies, will lead the discussion with multiple visual graphics as well as some hands-on activities.

For ages 55 and up.

Visit www.sandiego.edu/bridges for more information. Registration is required. 

ContactJenny Barbosa | jehrgott@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4815
Web Addresswww.sandiego.edu/bridges