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Museum Reads Book Club: Cascadia's Fault by Jerry Thompson

  • East Benton County Historical Society 205 West Keewaydin Drive Kennewick, WA, 99336 United States (map)
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Museum Reads         Book Club!

This free book club meets for discussion at the museum on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from February to October at 6:15pm to 7:30pm.

2018's curated book list features titles and themes inspired by the history, people, and culture of Benton County, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest. Drop in on the books that interest you or attend all 9 gatherings.

This book club is for those who are curious about our local and regional history! #BeCurious #DiscoverHistory through a good book and fun company!

The club is open to both Society Members and the public.

Book Summary: "Cascadia’s Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America" by Jerry Thompson

“There is a crack in the earth's crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from Northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time--at least thirty-six major events in the last 10,000 years. This fault generates a monster earthquake about every 500 years. And the monster is due to return at any time. It could happen 200 years from now, or it could be tonight…In light of recent massive quakes in Haiti, Chile, Mexico -- and Japan -- Cascadia's Fault not only tells the story of this potentially devastating earthquake and the tsunamis it will spawn, it also warns us about an impending crisis almost unprecedented in modern history.” - Amazon

Earlier Event: April 5
Open Late for First Thursdays
Later Event: April 17
EBCHS Monthy Board Meeting