No MidCoast Watersheds Council General Meeting, October 2017
We will not be holding a community meeting for the month of October, however we encourage you to attend the following event scheduled for about the same time:
The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center presents
Science on Tap at Rogue Brewery in Newport’s South Beach
Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 6pm
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 - Japanese Clues to Northwest Earthquake Hazards
A talk by Brian Atwater
Dr. Brian Atwater will be the featured speaker at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap on Thursday, October 5 at 6pm.
Unusual seas, flooded fields, washed away houses, and a shipwreck occurred in Japan early in the 12th month of the 12th year of the Genroku era. The waves did not attend a Japanese storm, nor were they heralded by a Japanese earthquake. Samurai, merchants, and villagers took notes. Nearly three full centuries later, their writings would be matched with North American sediments and trees to establish that the Cascadia Subduction Zone last produced a giant earthquake and a transpacific tsunami on January 26, 1700. This scientific detective story will be recounted by Brian Atwater, of the U.S. Geological Survey, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap on Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m.
HMSC’s Science on Tap is at Rogue Ale’s South Beach waterfront location, Brewer’s on the Bay, in the downstairs Board Room. Doors open at 5:15pm, and the presentation will begin at 6pm. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from the regular menu.