Earthquake expert coming to five community libraries

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Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton

As part of the Great Washington Shakeout, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton will speak at five Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries on how to be safe during big earthquakes.

Doughton is author of “Full-Rip 9.0: The next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.” Along with her presentation, “Shake, Rattle & Rebound,” Doughton will lead discussions of the earthquake risks in the region, the potential impact of a major quake on people and economy, and ways to better prepare for those impacts, both individually and collectively.

Doughton is scheduled to speak at:

All events are free and open to the public.

Sno-Isle Libraries is participating in The Great Washington Shakeout, part of an annual national earthquake awareness campaign billed as “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” At 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, customers visiting many of its community libraries may take part in a drill called “Drop, Cover and Hold On!”

Displays of disaster-preparedness books, posters and other literature are available now in the libraries. Information also library district’s website at It features books on the subject, quick links to other online resources, and a news feed of earthquake stories.