If you really wanna know about the Big One – here you go

The Cascadia Region Earthquake Working group (CREW) prepared a very thorough and thoughtful analysis of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the earthquake that’s coming. For the full report click here An excerpt from their report follows… Cascadia Subduction Zone Lying mostly offshore, the CSZ plate interface is a giant fault— approximately 700 miles long (1,130 km). Here, the set of tectonic plates to the west is sliding (subducting) beneath the North American Plate. The movement of these plates is neither constant nor smooth: the plates are stuck, and the stress will…

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