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Earthquakes and Eruptions with Dr. Stephen Clement
July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The movement of plates deep beneath the earth’s surface has caused major earthquakes in countries including New Zealand, Italy, Japan and Chile. Stephen C. Clement, Ph.D., Professor of Geology, Emeritus from the College of William and Mary will talk about these earthquakes and eruptions at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Clement, a Bass Harbor resident, will introduce you to basic plate tectonics, along with the the location and movement of the earth’s plates. He will also talk about San Andreas fault, the Cascadia fault zone along with man-made earthquakes that are caused by fracking and other events.
Clement spent 32 years at William and Mary, where he specialized in mineral structure and chemistry, igneous petrology and petrography and x-ray emission spectrometry. He teaches a yearly course on Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Eruptions in William and Mary’s version of “Senior College”, called the Christopher Wren Association. He also volunteered as a geologist at Historic Jamestowne, Virginia for about ten years, helping the archeologists identifying their lithic artifacts.