Observations from Japanese Earthquake Reconnaissance - Seminar 6.15.2011

Structural Engineers Association of Washington will present findings from Japan. Anyone interested in first-hand accounts of the earthquake’s devastation and lessons learned may attend. (see below for online registration)
Wed. 6.15.2011.
4PM -8PM
UW- Kane Hall
On Friday, March 11, 2011, the northeast coast of Japan was struck by a magnitude 9.0 (M9.0) subduction earthquake as the boundary between the Pacific and the North American plates ruptured. The rupture extended about 200 miles, resulting in approximately 100 feet of vertical slip and causing a series of devastating tsunamis. A similar event along the Cascadia Subduction Zone could extend from Vancouver Island to Northern California, affecting western Washington and Oregon communities.

Recognizing how an earthquake like this could impact the Pacific Northwest, a reconnaissance team of engineers went to Japan to evaluate the damage. The team traveled the metropolitan cities of Tokyo and Sendai; met with Japanese earthquake research organizations, design/construction professionals, and public officials to learn more about the extent of the damage and standard design practices in Japan.

The team will present their findings at this seminar intended for anyone interested in first-hand accounts of the earthquake’s devastation and lessons learned.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
4:00 - 8:00 PM (sign-in begins at 3:30 PM)
University of Washington Kane Hall, Room 120

SEMINAR COST (includes box lunch-style dinner at mid-presentation break)
AIA Members/SEAW/UW Faculty* $45.00
Non-Members $60.00
UW Student**/Unemployed Members* $15.00
Late Registration fee, additional $10.00
* SEAW/AIA 2011 Dues must be paid
** Students may attend for free without dinner

Please register no later than Noon, Friday, June 10th to avoid late charge.
Register online at seaw@seaw.org to reserve your spot.
Prepayment is required.

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