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Full-rip 9.0

The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Doughton, Sandi (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake, also called a mega-quake, in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British Columbia. In this fascinating book, The Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are. With a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this fascinating book reports on the scientists who are trying to understand when, where, and just how big THE BIG ONE will be"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Doughton, Sandi
Title: Full-rip 9.0
the next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Publisher: Seattle, WA :, Sasquatch Books,, [2013]
Characteristics: xiii, 273 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sandi Doughton
Summary: "Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake, also called a mega-quake, in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British Columbia. In this fascinating book, The Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are. With a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this fascinating book reports on the scientists who are trying to understand when, where, and just how big THE BIG ONE will be"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9781570617898
1570617899
Branch Call Number: 551.2209164 D732f 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake prediction Northwest, Pacific Plate tectonics Northwest, Pacific
Topical Term: Earthquake prediction
Plate tectonics
LCCN: 2013004007
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List - Cascadia subduction zone by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 22, 2014

I think it's interesting that a book can be both really good and alarming at the same time. This one is definitely both. It makes me think about upping my game on the emergency preparedness, sooner rather than later. Doing something is better than nothing.

Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake, also called a mega-quake, in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. -Emily-Jane


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Sep 17, 2014
  • soblessed59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally engrossing and informative.Grabbed me from the first page and did not let go until the end!

Sad how the scientists and geologists who feel the urgency to warn others are pretty much ignored,just as in the case of the Mt St.Helen's eruption.

Don't even want to think about how many lives will be lost because of that apathy!

Oct 30, 2013
  • Funkmasterseth rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read this book explicitely because i live in Seattle and thought it might alleviate some anxiety. Besides giving me some good tips on how to be safe during and immediately after the earthquake, I didn't really get much out of this book. Pretty boring, left me in pretty much the same state as before reading.

Aug 16, 2013
  • BrickBook rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, must-read book for anyone who can put up with the journalistic style. Newspaper writers might think of forming a partnership if they decide to write a book.

Jun 24, 2013
  • KayK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fun to read. Certainly eye-opening if one already wasn't aware the "future shock" due here in the Northwest. Kinda wanted more preparation ideas as well as history of the research, and really would have given more stars to have her drill down more specifically by neighborhood as she does by bringing up the West Seattle chimney failure mapping after Nisqually.

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