24 Nov

More scary earthquake stuff

Researchers have theorized (with pretty strong evidence, apparently) that a magnitude 9 earthquake on January 16, 1700, generated a large tsunami that reached Japan about 14 hours later. This quake was in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, running from Northern California right up to British Columbia, which “appears to be subject to monster quakes every 500 years.” Yee-ikes. I admit it, earthquakes scare the hell out of me, and though I love the northwest, articles like these tend to make me think about moving somewhere less seismically active.

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