Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

As aftershocks from the massive earthquake last month in Chile continue to shake the earth, this week on Locus Focus, we look at why the earthquake that wreaked so much devastation in Chile is relevant to the rest of us living along the Pacific Rim. What does the Pacific NW have in common seismically with Chile and what can we learn from the Chileans about earthquake preparedness?

We talk about the science of earthquakes and the importance of earthquake preparedness with Portland State University Geology professor, Scott Burns. Scott will help us understand what all the shaking going on, is all about.

Scott Burns is a professor of Geology at Portland State University, who specializes in soils, floods, landslides, earthquakes and helping the rest of us learn how to prepare for the inevitable cataclysms that periodically shake up the Pacific Northwest.

You can watch seismic activity along the Pacific rim at Portland State Universities Seismic Station.


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