The history of earthquakes can help understand what to expect in the future, according to a Simon Fraser University earth sciences professor who will be a guest speaker at next week's Burke Mountain Naturalists meeting.
According to BMN, scientists have been able to piece together evidence showing some of the largest quakes have occurred off the B.C. coast, although the most recent massive subduction zone earthquake was in the year 1700. But shallower and smaller ones that register from 6.0 to 7.5 on the Richter scale are more frequent are also something to be concerned about.
Brent Ward, chair of SFU’s earth science department, will be the guest speaker at BMN's next meeting Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., at King of Life Lutheran Church, 1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam.
There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 604-937-5379 or visit burkemountainnaturalists.ca.