Potential for Megadisasters

June 25, 2013 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Some consider the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 to be one of the most complex megadisasters in the world, bringing to light the potential for other massive multi-faceted catastrophes. What if an asteroid hit the earth? Or what about a massive earthquake on the New Madrid fault? Speakers discuss how prepared we are for those types of events and what we could do to mitigate risk and destruction.