Happening nearby: Earthquake expert coming to the Edmonds Oct. 15

Sandi Doughton
Sandi Doughton

As part of the Great Washington Shakeout, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton will speak at the Edmonds Library this Saturday, Oct. 15 on how to be safe during big earthquakes.

Doughton is author of “Full-Rip 9.0: The next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.” Along with her presentation, “Shake, Rattle & Rebound,” Doughton will lead discussions of the earthquake risks in the region, the potential impact of a major quake on people and economy, and ways to better prepare for those impacts, both individually and collectively.

Doughton is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Sno-Isle Libraries is participating in The Great Washington Shakeout, part of an annual national earthquake awareness campaign billed as “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” At 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, customers visiting community libraries may take part in a drill called “Drop, Cover and Hold On!”

Displays of disaster-preparedness books, posters and other literature are available now in the libraries. Information also library district’s website at sno-isle.org/earthquake. It features books on the subject, quick links to other online resources, and a news feed of earthquake stories.

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