Cascadia's Fault

The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

Thompson, Jerry

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Cascadia's Fault
Explains that a major earthquake and resulting tsunamis are likely to occur off the Pacific Northwest coast any time within the next two hundred years, arguing that the effects of the disaster will be far worse than the damage from the 2004 Sumatran quake and tsunamis.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2011
ISBN: 1582436436
Branch Call Number: 551.220916432 T4733c 2011
Characteristics: xxii, 337 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm


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List - Cascadia subduction zone by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 22, 2014

The Pacific Northwest gets a monster earthquake, courtesy of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, about every 500 years. And we're overdue. My favorite part of this book is the story of some amazing detective work used in going back to an earthquake that happened off the coast of Japan hundreds of year... Read More »

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Mar 22, 2014
  • jane137 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The fascinating story of the discovery of a major threat to the Pacific Northwest. Very readable; no scientific background needed.

Nov 27, 2011

This book brings the science down to layman terms without slowing down. A "must" read for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest.


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