CWU and The 2013 Great Washington ShakeOut

On October 17, 2013, at 10:17 am, the state of Washington will hold its second annual "shakeout" event, a statewide earthquake drill. The primary goal is to raise awareness across the state of the potential risks associated with a large earthquake and to help citizens be more prepared to be safe during an earthquake.

The department of Geological Sciences and the Cascadia Hazards Institute are offering a series of ShakeOut events on the Central Washington University campus:

  • Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 pm Hebeler Hall, Room 121: Public lecture and panel discussion about earthquake hazards. Free and open to the public.

    Video of the lecture and panel discussion is now available.

    Reducing the Shake-up: What we need to know to build resilient communities

    When a major earthquake strikes the Pacific Northwest, will we be ready for it? How quickly will we be able to recover? The answers to those questions depend on our understanding not only of earthquake processes, but also what will happen to the infrastructure, how businesses respond to disruptions in their supply chains, how prepared individuals and communities are to take care of themselves in the immediate aftermath, and much more. This panel discussion will bring together three faculty from Central Washington University who study these diverse aspects of earthquake preparedness in a moderated discussion. Come learn how we can reduce the shake-up!

    Pamela McMullin-Messier, Sociology
    Tim Melbourne, Geological Sciences
    Carlo Smith, Supply Chain Management

    Anne Egger, Geological Sciences and Science Education

  • Thursday, October 17, 10:17 am Campus-wide earthquake drill

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