Cascadia's Fault

Cascadia's Fault

The Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

eBook - 2011
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The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a crack in the earth's crust, roughly fifty kilometres offshore, running 1,100 kilometres from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. About every 500 years this fault generates a monster earthquake. There is roughly a thirty percent chance that it could happen again within the next fifty years. Or it could happen tonight. Without a doubt, the coming quake is one day closer today than it was yesterday.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2011
ISBN: 9781443408295
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Aug 26, 2016

You're all going to die!!!!!!

Okay, not that bad. But it does break down the scientific evidence of past mega thrust quakes, what you can expect and the impending demise of billions of dollars on beach front property and poorly constructed infrastructure further inland.

Thought it was a really good book and it did make me more aware of the threat the region faces.

jane137 Mar 22, 2014

The fascinating story of the discovery of a major threat to the Pacific Northwest. Very readable; no scientific background needed.

Nov 27, 2011

This book brings the science down to layman terms without slowing down. A "must" read for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest.

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