Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cascadia Preparedness Team Plans For Big Quake Which Is 'Overdue'



The Cascadia earthquake is Overdue



What people are already calling the “big one” is a M9.0 impending earthquake that is set to destroy most of the northwest region of the United States with huge 30 metre-high tsunami waves.

This has prompted the Cascadia Preparedness Team to draw up urgent plans to prepare for the apocalyptic scenario.

Yumei Wang, from the Oregon Geology and Mineral Industries, said that the major earthquake is more than 50 years overdue.

Now, the state is promoting a two-week readiness campaign for people to ready themselves to be self-sufficient for the 2 weeks. Steve Robinson, the President of Cascadia Prepared, said: “People don’t really understand that there will be thousands of bridge failures and there won’t be any liquid fuel or electricity or any communication going. Running water may stop and it may take several days for responders to start helping with rescues and evacuations.

Research has shown that this faultline has generated a major earthquake (over magnitude 7.5) at least 40 times in the past 10,000 years, meaning they occur every 250 years. The last earthquake, which struck 300 years ago, lowered the Oregon coastline by several feet and caused a massive tsunami.
It is thus overdue by more than 50 years...

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said: “When the next Cascadia subduction zone earthquake strikes the Pacific Northwest, Oregon will face the greatest challenge of our lifetimes.” The “Big One” – the full rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone – would devastate the US for years. 



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