Cascadia's Fault

Cascadia's Fault

The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

eBook - 2012
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There is a crack in the earth's crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from Northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time-at least thirty-six major events in the last 10, 000 years. This fault generates a monster earthquake about every 500 years. And the monster is due to return at any time. It could happen 200 years from now, or it could be tonight. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is virtually identical to the offshore fault that wrecked Sumatra in 2004. It will generate the same earthquake we saw in Sumatra, at magnitude nine or higher, sending crippling shockwaves across a far wider area than any California quake. Slamming into Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver, it will send tidal waves to the shores of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, damaging the economies of the Pacific Rim countries and their trading partners for years to come. In light of recent massive quakes in Haiti, Chile, and Mexico, Cascadia's Fault not only tells the story of this potentially devastating earthquake and the tsunamis it will spawn, it also warns us about an impending crisis almost unprecedented in modern history.
Publisher: [United States] : Counterpoint : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781619020863
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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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.

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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