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  • Pacific Northwest Mega-Quake Is Decades Overdue • 7/15/15

    Pacific Northwest Mega-Quake Is Decades Overdue • 7/15/15 •

    July 15th, 2015 • The coast of the Pacific Northwest is decades overdue for a magnitude 9.2 quake. The region has experienced 41 such quakes over the past 10,000 years, an average of one every 240 years. It has been 315 years since the last quake of that magnitude, making the next quake approximately 75 years overdue.

    Scientist Michio Kaku discusses the inevitability of the disaster with Fox News host Shepard Smith.

  • Only a matter of time: The disaster awaiting Pacific Northwest

    CBS Sunday Morning — Mar 6, 2016

    Five years ago a 9.0 mag earthquake and tsunami devastated eastern Japan in 2011, and scientists say it’s a question of when, not If, it happens here in the Pacific Northwest; research shows the region is overdue for a major quake. To prepare for a devastating natural disaster, officials are drawing up evacuation plans and greenlighting seismic upgrades. Don Dahler has a report on the efforts some communities are making.