Do you know what you should do in the moments during and after an earthquake?

Did you notice that folks in Hawaii were totally caught off guard after receiving a false missile attack notice? The public had no idea where to go or what to do.

Join us to understand how scientists are watching data moment by moment, of earth movement, increasing the ability to give us advanced notice. What should you do to be ready? Surviving after the earthquake requires that we are prepared. What should you do during a large earthquake? These and other questions will be discussed during the program.

Don’t stand in the rubble of your home thinking, “I should have gone to THAT City Club program!”


Dr. Paul Bodin
Research Professor
Network Manager, Pacific NW Seismic Network
Ph.D.: University of Colorado, Boulder; 1992
M.S.: Humboldt State University; 1981
B.A.: University of California San Diego; 1975

I manage the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, a Tier-1 Regional Seismic Network that is the authoritative source for information about active seismicity in the states of Oregon and Washington. The PNSN ( consists of approximately 250 seismic stations (short period, strong-motion, and broadband) throughout the Pacific NW. This venerable and storied network is being upgraded and strengthened, with new sensors, communication technologies, acquisition, and processing software and hardware, to meet the region’s public safety and scientific needs well into the 21st century.

I study earthquakes and their effects. In part with the goal of trying to mitigate their consequences, and in part with the goal of trying to understand the physics that govern their occurrence.

Peggy Lovell Ford
Outreach/Community Educator in Emergency Preparedness

Over the last six years Peggy has been challenging residents in Pierce County to be responsible for their personal preparedness and look at who may need support during a disaster; be it neighbors, friends, or family.  Working with Neighborhood Emergency Teams and finding creative ways to push the preparedness message is a large part of her role in Emergency Management.

Peggy brings to emergency management over 30 years of working with community groups through social service experience and youth ministry. She is heavily involved in a current update of the Mount Rainier Volcanic Hazards plan.

City Club of Tacoma
Tickets can be purchased at:
February 7th, 2018
University of Puget Sound
Upper Marshall Room
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98406

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