Rotary clubs to hear about earthquakes

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Shoreline Rotary will join Lake Forest Park Rotary Wednesday morning October 23, 2019, 7-8:30am at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church to hear a very important speaker. The church is located at 17440 Brookside Boulevard NE in Lake Forest Park.

Whether you love the excitement of Mother Nature’s shake-ups, or loathe the unpredictability of such events, earthquakes are probably here to stay. 

Steve Malone, seismologist
Seismologist Steve Malone, Director Emeritus of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, has made it his life’s work to study and understand earthquakes.

Dr. Malone has been involved with the experiments in which scientists used the human-caused “earthquakes” at Seahawks Stadium to figure out how quickly they could warn of an impending quake. 

"The Seahawks experiment should provide us and the Internet-connected public with a feel for the minimum time early warning might provide," said Steve Malone in 2015. 

Now, seismologists may soon be ready to finalize their efforts on the first real early warning system. While it can’t exactly predict an earthquake, it could give us a head start for cover when an earthquake is just beginning. 

Steve will explain how the system operates and what they’re still working on. Now in the testing phase, it could be available in the Pacific Northwest in a year or so!

Visitors are welcome!


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