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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter
Smart People Studying Washington Earthquakes
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee, WA
Central Washington University Geology lecturer and TV host Nick Zentner will discuss "Smart People Studying Washington Earthquakes." Since the mid-1980s, major scientific breakthroughs have changed our view of Washington’s surprisingly active earthquake past and its seismic future. Zentner will highlight important research done in our region by talented geologists, such as USGS geologist Brian Atwater, Oregon State University geologist Chris Goldfinger, and others. Atwater found tsunami deposits along the coasts of Oregon and Washington, and tsunami evidence in Puget Sound during a Seattle Fault earthquake. Goldfinger located underwater landslide deposits off the Northwest Coast. Check out Nick's "2-minute Geology" website:
 The program is free & open to the public.
2-minute Geology
More Information: Brent Cunderla, Erratics Chapter President (509) 665-2136

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lake Lewis Chapter
Columbia River Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest
Location: Kennewick, WA
The Lake Lewis Chapter of the IAFI will hold its bi-monthly meeting and program on Tuesday, January 13th, at the Benton Public Utility District auditorium at 2721 West 10th Avenue at 6:45 PM. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen P. Reidel. The program is titled "Columbia River Flood Basalts of the Pacific Northwest." Dr. Reidel has over 40 years research experience in geology of the Pacific Northwest. He received a BS and MS in Geology from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Geology from Washington State University. Having spent over 30 years working on the geology and hydrogeology for contractors on the Hanford Site and vicinity, he retired from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and became Research Professor of Geology at the Washington State University-Pullman Campus and a Teaching Adjunct at WSU-TriCities. He is a member of the Washington State Advisory Committee on Geology Mapping, and a licensed Professional Geologist and Hydrogeologist. Since then he has continued his research on the geology of the Pacific Northwest.
More Information: Gary Kleinknecht (509) 627-1654

Saturday-Sunday April 25-26, 2015
IAFI Board
Location: Pasco, WA
Board of Directors will meet at Pasco Best Western. More details are forthcoming when they are finalized.

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI Board
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

Saturday, September 19, 2015
IAFI Board
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Annual fall IAFI field trip hosted by Wenatchee Valley Erratics. More details are forthcoming as they are finalized.