Tectonics expert to speak about Virginia's quakes

Chuck Bailey

Chuck Bailey

Before August 2011, you may not have thought of Virginia as a state shaken by earthquakes.

However, after a 5.8 magnitude quake caused $200 million to $300 million in damage that month, including cracking the Washington Monument, many people were left wondering about possible future seismic activity in the Commonwealth.

Chuck Bailey, professor of geology at the College of William & Mary, will discuss Virginia's earthquakes, tectonic history and the future of the region in a free public lecture at Radford University. Bailey, whose research focuses on the structural geology and tectonics of the Appalachian Mountains, will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the auditorium of the Hurlburt Student Center as part of the Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences' spring lecture series.

To learn more about the Museum of the Earth Sciences and its lecture series, contact Associate Professor Steve Lenhart at (540) 831-5257 or slenhart@radford.edu.

Feb 19, 2013
Chad Osborne
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