Whose Fault is it? Revisiting the 1887 Sonoran Earthquake

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Date(s) - 01/08/2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Henry F. Hauser Museum

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Whose Fault is it?  Revisiting the 1887 Sonoran Earthquake

Tuesday, January 8 • 1:00 pm

Henry F. Hauser Museum

Ethel H. Berger Center

2950 East Tacoma Street

The 1887 shaking was a major earthquake causing damage in the southwest United States and Mexico.  Just how close is the Pitaycachi Fault to Cochise County and how has this fault been studied recently to analyze its reactivation potential?  Cartographer and geographer, Glenn Minuth, returns to examine pictures of the fault to discuss its geological significance; and finally reviews historic damage pictures along with the narrative accounts from those who recorded their thoughts at the time from some of the over 200 Arizona locations, in nearby states, and Mexico.