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Geology of the Cheney and Palouse Falls Fracture Zones

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
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Fracture zones in Columbia River Basalts were recognized by Native Americans and were depicted on the earliest geologic maps of the area. Yet we don’t know what causes them or how they relate to earthquake hazards or groundwater aquifers. EWU Prof. Chad Pritchard will describe recent structural geology research on the Cheney and Palouse Falls fracture zones completed by Eastern Washington University students and others investigating regional fault systems.

Dr. Pritchard spoke to us last year about the book he co-authored, “Washington Rocks: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Evergreen State.”

The program is free & open to the public.

For overviews of the Ice Age Floods and more information on the Ice Age Floods Institute, please see our website: http://www.iafi.org; http://www.hugefloods.com; and quadricopter videos of Ice Age features, http://www.brucebjornstad.com.

Details

Date:
December 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.iafi.org

Venue

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
127 S. Mission
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
Phone:
509-888-6240
Website:
http://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org

Organizer

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Institute
Phone:
509-662-4419
Email:
cunderla@nwi.net
Website:
http://www.iafi.org