Natural Hazards of Washington Rocks!
Explore Washington's natural hazards and rich geologic history using a few of the 57 sites from the Mountain Press Publishing book, Washington Rocks. This will be a short presentation of natural hazards in Washington State as well as some local geologic features, followed by a discussion to address questions and/or concerns. So, come and join the discussion about megathrust earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, local faults, and much more.
Dr. Chad Pritchard is a co-author of "Washington Rocks," and an Assistant Professor in Department of Geology at Eastern Washington University. In addition to studying a great variety of geologic features in Washington, Chad has researched geothermal heat in Iceland, volcanics in Yellowstone, and land level changes associated with large Cascadia earthquakes on the West Coast. Chad is also a co-editor of www.floodexplorer.org, a website on which university students can post stories and visual aids about the Ice Age Floods.