Map, Compass & GPS

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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Potential for 9.0 Earthquake To Batter Pacific Coast

The following news article appeared in the LA Times on March 12.  It's another in the series of posts and articles about the Cascadia  fault system.


If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.

A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.

To read the complete post go here.

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