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Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

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This book contains fascinating scientific research, brilliant historical detection, and inspiring tales of prior tsunami and earthquake survivors. It may not happen in our lifetime, but in geological terms, the rupture of this fault is imminent. Knowledge is power. Be ready.
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Includes a new Afterword by the author on the 2011 Japan Earthquake, the lessons learned, and the parallel threat to North America. A new study just published by the US Geological Survey confirms and underlines many of the issued raised in the first edition of Cascadia's Fault.

There is a crack in the earths 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

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Jerry Thompson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker living outside of Vancouver. For twenty years, he worked as a as a network news correspondent and a documentary film producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has written articles for Equinox and Vancouver magazine, and has produced and narrated a half-dozen highly regarded television documentary specials on Cascadias fault that received wide critical praise.

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Charles Branch, March 22, 2014 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
Yes, be ready. As a resident of coastal Alaska, I had occasion to speak with a number of scientists and technicians, including those of NOAA's Pacific Tides unit who pointed me to the site recording changes in sea level elevation along the coastline of North America. The observatory in Palmer, Alaska notes that frequent small tremors that are recorded along Alaska's faults (of which there are many) mean that the crustal plate surfaces are moving more smoothly than areas where sea level has been rising more as the coast is pressed downward by the subducting ocean crust. The coastal edges of the surface plate see stress relief sooner or later... Cascadia's Fault has been dragging downward for years, while the megavolcano to the east, the Yellowstone Caldera, has been rising...
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ISBN:
9781582438245
Subtitle:
The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America
Author:
Thompson, Jerry
Author:
Thompson, Jerry
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120417
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This book contains fascinating scientific research, brilliant historical detection, and inspiring tales of prior tsunami and earthquake survivors. It may not happen in our lifetime, but in geological terms, the rupture of this fault is imminent. Knowledge is power. Be ready.

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Includes a new Afterword by the author on the 2011 Japan Earthquake, the lessons learned, and the parallel threat to North America. A new study just published by the US Geological Survey confirms and underlines many of the issued raised in the first edition of Cascadia's Fault.

There is a crack in the earths 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

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