Skip to main content
Geosciences LibreTexts

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

  • Page ID
  • 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).

    • Was this article helpful?