Cascadia's Fault

Cascadia's Fault

The Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

Book - 2011
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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 Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781582436432
1582436436
Branch Call Number: 551.220916432 T4733c 2011
Characteristics: xxii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Approximately every 500 years, the offshore Cascadia subduction zone creates a Pacific Northwest earthquake and possible tsunamis - this is what we're in for!

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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Daveinportland
Aug 26, 2016

You're all going to die!!!!!!

Okay, not that bad. But it does break down the scientific evidence of past mega thrust quakes, what you can expect and the impending demise of billions of dollars on beach front property and poorly constructed infrastructure further inland.

Thought it was a really good book and it did make me more aware of the threat the region faces.

jane137 Mar 22, 2014

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

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dragonspirit
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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