BAR HARBOR — Stephen C. Clement, professor emeritus of geology at the College of William and Mary, will talk about earthquakes and eruptions at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
The movement of plates deep beneath the earth’s surface has caused major earthquakes in countries including Indonesia, Japan, Chile and Nepal, often with tragic outcomes.
Clement, a Bass Harbor resident, will take a brief look at the structure of the earth, the movement of the plates and the resulting earthquakes, as well as the San Andreas fault, the Cascadia fault zone and modern fracking. He spent 32 years at William and Mary, where he specialized in mineral structure and chemistry, igneous petrology and petrography and x-ray emission spectrometry.
Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].