Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter
Prehistoric Earthquakes in Central Washington
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee
Since the Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter had to cancel its October program due to the Federal Government shut-down, the same program has been rescheduled to Tuesday December 17th, 7:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. Our speaker, Brian Sherrod, who works for the USGeological Survey/Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences, U. of Washington, will discuss "Prehistoric Earthquakes in Central Washington." Lidar (Light Radar) mapping data now cover much of central Washington, showing locations of past surface ruptures. At least six active faults have been identified in the Yakima Fold and Thrust Belt, including Manastash, Umtanum, Ahtanum, Toppenish ridges; Saddle Mountain (East); Boylston Mountains; and a newly identified fault in the Kittitas Valley. Evidence also indicate a possible surface rupture near Entiat that may relate to the 6.8 magnitude 1872 earthquake; and possible connections between the Yakima Belt and active folds and faults of the Puget Lowland. So mark your calendars. This will be a riveting program about earthquakes in our own backyard!
More Information: Brent Cunderla, Chapter President (509) 665-2136
Monday, January 6, 2014
Puget Lobe Chapter
The Rocks Don't Lie, and How Have We Learned From Them?
Location: Edmonds, Wash.
David Montgomery (Prof. in the Univ. of Wash. Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences) will speak about his recently published book, "The Rocks Don't Lie--A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood". It presents some unexpected ideas about the development of geological theory and knowledge, and the history of creationist convictions and proposals. PUGET LOBE CHAPTER MEETINGS START AT 7:00 PM AND ARE ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The meetings are held at the Edmonds Senior Center, right on the waterfront in Edmonds, at 220 Railroad Ave., between Main and Dayton Sts., a short distance south of the Kingston ferry dock and directly across the street from the AmTrak station. Off-street parking is available at the Center, and there is elevator access to the second-floor meeting room. The next Chapter meeting will be on March 3.
More Information: Dale Middleton 206-784-3146
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Lake Lewis Chapter
Chapter Meeting and Public Lecture
Location: Richland, Washington
A short business meeting will be held at 6:30 PM, followed at 7:00 PM, with a public lecture by Dr. Richard Waitt. This event will be held at at the Benton County Public Utility District (PUD) Building Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. Kennewick, WA.
More Information: George Last 509-946-8050