The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.
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The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

This is a fantastic article by Kathryn Schulz for New Yorker Magazine on the seismic and tsunami hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Schulz paints a very vivid picture […]

Damage on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage Alaska after the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964
Geologic Hazards

Alaskan megathrust fault more active under Kodiak

The 1964 Alaska Earthquake was 9.2 in magnitude and caused dramatic destruction and dramatic examples of surface rupture, subsidence, and liquefaction. New paleoseismic evidence points to a previously unknown earthquake that happened on the same […]



Chile Earthquake 2010 - Destroyed appartment building
Geologic Hazards

Chile Earthquake 2010 – Magnitude 8.8

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile on Saturday, centered about 200 miles southwest of the capital, Santiago and 70 miles north-northeast of Concepcion, one of the worst hit areas. According to the USGS event page, […]

This is a schematic design of a proposed Tsunami Evacuation Building (TEB). Photo courtesy of Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
Press Releases

Tsunami evacuation buildings: another way to save lives in the Pacific Northwest

This is a schematic design of a proposed Tsunami Evacuation Building (TEB). Photo courtesy of Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Boulder, CO, USA – Some time soon, a powerful earthquake will trigger a massive tsunami that will flood the Pacific Northwest, destroying homes and threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people, says Yumei Wang, a geotechnical engineer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in Portland. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]

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