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

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    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).


    Book: Living With Earthquakes in The Pacific Northwest (Yeats) is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Robert S. Yeats via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.