Geologist Andy Wade will talk about Mirrormont’s geological history and what might be expected here during a big earthquake. How did Tiger Mountain form? How close are we to major fault lines? What makes up our underlying geological “foundation”? What is glacial till and how deep does it go?
There was quite a bit in the news over the past two years about earthquakes, including the July 2015 New Yorker article and Sandi Doughton’s book Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. On Oct. 2, 2016, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was centered near Mirrormont, plus a 2.7 on Nov 8th.
How can we prepare? How can we assess whether our foundations need stabilization? Andy grew up here and now works for Pile King, which underpins structures, so he can discuss how to avoid damage such as what occurred with the triple A-frame Channel 7 House during the 2001 Nisqually quake.
Hear Andy at the Clubhouse, 25500 Mirrormont Drive on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
All Mirrormont residents are welcome.
Refreshments will be served!