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Book: Living With Earthquakes In The Pacific Northwest (Yeats)

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    5892
  • In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

    Thumbnail: Cadillac Hotel earthquake damage, 2001. (CC BY 2.0 Generic; Seattle Municipal Archives via flickr).