Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Forum
Town Square: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Forum

US Geological Survey brings four local experts to Town Hall's stage for a forum discussion on seismic activity in our region. They offer insight into the study of faults and ground shaking, monitoring technology and early warning systems, earthquake-based building engineering, and strategies and policies for preparedness. Learn more about earthquakes throughout our region, and what we can do to make sure we're not caught unprepared. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

Speakers include:

Brian Sherrod, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Erin Wirth, U. S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center

Harold Tobin, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network; Department of Earth, Space Sciences at the University of Washington

John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Barb Graff, Seattle Office of Emergency Management