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James Roddey to Discuss Oregon's Earthquake Risk

For Release: April 27, 2011

The City of Lake Oswego and Marylhurst University will host a talk by James Roddey, an earthquake expert from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. He will speak about the similarities between the March 11 earthquake in Japan and a potential Cascadia subduction zone earthquake; the likelihood of a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest; and how an earthquake would affect Oregon's roads and bridges.

Following Roddey's presentation, an expert from the American Red Cross will talk about the importance of preparing to be self-sufficient after an emergency. Jay Wilson, Hazard Mitigation Coordinator with Clackamas County Emergency Management, will provide information about Clackamas County's emergency management program and the scope of government capability.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please call 503-635-0275.

Wednesday, May 11
6:30 p.m.

Marylhurst University
Clark Commons


Call 503-635-0275

Bonnie Hirshberger

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Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore. on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. More than 1,900 students earn degrees on campus and online. Marylhurst offers 20 undergraduate degrees, 9 graduate degrees and 13 professional certificates, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies to prepare students as interdisciplinary thinkers and ethical leaders.


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