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Toast, tsunamis and the really big one | Chris Goldfinger | TEDxMtHood
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Dr. Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist and geophysicist whose
focus is on great earthquakes and the structure of subduction zones
around the world. He is experienced using deep submersibles,
multi-beam and side scan sonar, seismic reflection, and other
marine geophysical tools all over the world. Recently, Chris was
in the national spotlight after being featured in Kathryn Schulz’s
article in The New Yorker, “The Really Big One.” His extensive
research on the Cascadia subduction zone yielded an earthquake
record extending through the Holocene epoch helping to develop
a model of segmentation and earthquake recurrence. Conclusion:
our area is overdue for a major earthquake.

Dr. Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist and geophysicist whose focus is on great earthquakes and the structure of subduction zones around the world. He is experienced using deep submersibles, multi-beam and side scan sonar, seismic reflection, and other marine geophysical tools all over the world. Recently, Chris was in the national spotlight after being featured in Kathryn Schulz’s article in The New Yorker, “The Really Big One.” His extensive research on the Cascadia subduction zone yielded an earthquake record extending through the Holocene epoch helping to develop a model of segmentation and earthquake recurrence. Conclusion: our area is overdue for a major earthquake.

Originally hailing from Palo Alto, Chris married a Salem girl and is currently Professor of Marine Geology at Oregon State University. His dad worked for NASA; so growing up in a house filled with stuff from the early probes like Voyager, Ranger, Surveyor, etc. made interest in earth sciences a natural option

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