Preparedness Expos in May

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Hello fellow preparedness friends.  It seems May is the month to put on emergency preparedness expos.  There are three that I am aware of.  Below is information about the Mt. Hood Preparedness Expo the first Friday and Saturday of May.

On April 25 and May 1st, I will have two more posts about upcoming Expos, so keep a watch out for those.  I am going to do my best to attend as many as I can.  I know I will be at the Mt. Hood Expo, there is a big one in downtown Portland in the middle of the month.  If you would like to meet up and chat just shoot me an email at preparePDX@nullgmail.com

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The following information comes from Mt. Hood Preparedness website:

Mt Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo

Friday May 2, 2014 11:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30 AM to 6 PM

 

Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Burns May 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.

“Dr. Burns received his BS and MS degrees from Stanford and PhD from the University of Colorado. Scott is a Professor of Geology at Portland State University where he specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary Geology and terroir. He has also taught at the university level in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. An author or co-author of two books, over 80 articles, and over 200 published abstracts…”

This FREE two-day event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will feature presentations and hands-on demonstrations for things like:

        • creating a personal plan for emergency evacuation
        • basic first aid
        • water purification
        • cooking without electricity
        • emergency communications
        • food storage
        • protecting your personal documents
        • creating a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit
        • financial planning and emergency funds
        • raising chickens, making soap, canning and other preparedness skills
        • gardening, and MUCH MORE.

PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE GREAT INFORMATION.

 

Chile Earthquake– More Mega Quakes to Come

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For those of you following the earthquake in Chile, there are two articles you may be interested in. Both come from Science Daily and are focused on different aspects of the zone.  One is very technical about the plates in the area and the other is about future quakes.

More Earthquakes for Chile? Seismic gap has not been closed

Here in the Pacific Northwest we have a demon in waiting.  A 9.0 off are coast that will alter the life of every man, woman and child in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. But for us, that is last big one we expect.  The clock resets itself for another 100 years or more.

Sadly, this is not the case for the good people in Chile. In 2010 they lived through an 8.8 and this April 8.0. Below is a sample of the Science Daily article:

  “After the strong earthquake that struck Chile on April 2 (CEST), numerous aftershocks, some of them of a considerable magnitude, have struck the region around Iquique. Seismologists doubt that the strong earthquake closed the local seismic gap and decreased the risk of a large earthquake. On the contrary, initial studies of the rupture process and the aftershocks show that only about a third of the vulnerable zone broke.”

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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Chile: Thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast

This one is aimed more for those of us that study or find a interest in earthquakes.  Think of it as the diagram for the plates of South America.

    “An M6.7 earthquake with similar faulting mechanism occurred on March 16, 2014 and was followed by 60+ earthquake of M4+, and 26 earthquakes of M5+. The March 16 earthquake was also followed by three M6.2 events on March 17, March 22, and March 23. The spatial distribution of seismicity following the March 16 event migrated spatially to the north through time, starting near 20oS and moving to ~19.5oS. “

Science Daily

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More Earthquakes for Chile? Seismic gap has not been closed

The above story is based on materials provided by Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

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Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. “More Earthquakes for Chile? Seismic gap has not been closed.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 April 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140404140035.htm>.

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Chile: Thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast

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The above story is based on materials provided by U.S. Geological Survey. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

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U.S. Geological Survey. “Magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Chile: Thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 April 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140402145641.htm>.