Articles tagged "cascadia plate"

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Tectonic earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest

Scientists from University of Portland and US Geological Survey have joined the forces with Earth Sciences Animated and Mount Tabor Middle School Portland to create an animated video explaining tectonic earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest. The video describes the...

October 08, 2015

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New study shows Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake risk to be much higher than previously thought

America's Pacific Northwest has a 37% chance of being hit by a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years, a new study shows. That's more than double previous estimates of a 10-15% risk. Great Subduction Zone earthquakes are the largest

August 08, 2012

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Fear of Juan de Fuca megathrust earthquake

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that

April 26, 2011