Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington
- Public Day -

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

* Morning session - 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
* Afternoon session - 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Morning and afternoon sessions are identical

FREE and open to the public.  No registration required, walk-ups welcome.

The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Northwest Geological Society will jointly host the 2018 symposium Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington.  The symposium will take place at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center over three days, including a Technical Day, a Public Day, and a Field Trip.

The Public Day, Saturday, February 17th, 2018 is a day for the general public and anyone interested in learning about the geologic hazards of their neighborhood and how they can protect their family and property.  The Public Day will feature identical morning and afternoon sessions.


  • Geology of western Washington
  • Overview of earth hazards
  • Landslides
  • Volcanic hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquakes
  • Flooding
  • Preparedness and risk reduction

Speaker Lineup:

  • Nick Zentner, Central Washington University
    Assembling Washington Geologically
  • Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times Science Reporter
    Shake, Rattle and Rebound
  • Stephen Slaughter, Washington Geological Survey
    Landslides in Washington: Understanding Our Most Common Geologic Hazard
  • Brian L. Sherrod, U.S. Geological Survey
    Earthquake Hazards in the Pacific Northwest
  • Corina Forson, Washington Geological Survey
    Tsunami Hazards in Washington
  • Pat Pringle, Centralia College (retired)
    Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards - What Pacific Northwest Citizens Need to Know
  • Judi Radloff and Sevin Bilir, King County
    Understanding Flood Hazards in Western Washington
  • Maximilian Dixon, Washington State Emergency Management Division
    How to Survive the Big One
  • Corina Forson, Washington Geological Survey
    How to Find Geologic Hazards Information
  • Matt Auflick, City of Seattle, Public Education and Outreach Coordinator
    How the City of Seattle Responds

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