by Lynn Moyers on February 26, 2016

March 11, 2016 is the 5th anniversary of one of the greatest natural disasters in recent history, the 9.0 earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan. After the event, an OPB crew researching a potential similar event in Oregon traveled to the region. What would they see? What lessons could be gleaned? How prepared was Oregon for such an event? Join us as we follow their journey of discovery. Immediately after the film, OPB producer Ed Jahn leads panelists and audience in a discussion and Q&A session.

Presented by Japan-America Society of Oregon in collaboration with the Consular Office of Japan in Portland and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Sponsored by Mackenzie.


Jay Wilson, Chairman, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Committee
Dr. Chris Goldfinger, Director, Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Laboratory, OSU
Yumei Wang, Geotechnical Engineer, Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries
Allison Pyrch, Geotechnical Engineer, American Society of Civil Engineer

Date: March 17, 2016
Location: MercyCorps, 45 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204

5:30pm            Doors open, refreshments available
6pm                  Documentary starts
7pm                  Discussion, Q&A
7:30pm            Close

There is no charge for this event. Registration is required.

Go to https://japanamericasocietyoforegon.wildapricot.org/event-2175173 to register.

Front page image courtesy of NOAA.

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