Dr. Chris Goldfinger, PhD, a professor of Geology and Geophysics at Oregon State University and world-renowned expert on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, will be the featured speaker at the event. He will discuss the hazards faced by the Nehalem Bay Region.

The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay on Monday, Apr. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita.

Goldfinger was one of the first researchers to prove the existence of the Zone, which lies off the Oregon and Washington coasts. He was in Japan in March 2011, where he experienced the magnitude 9+ Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami.