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  • Danger lurks below in Oregon (Cascadia Subduction Zone)

    09/16/2005 4:07:47 AM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 24 replies · 968+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | September 15, 2005 | BETH CASPER
    Danger lurks below in Oregon The state faces the likelihood of a major earthquake that would kill thousands and cause billions of dollars in damage -- and we're not ready for it. A hurricane as destructive as Katrina striking Oregon is about as likely as a rain-free winter in the Northwest. Oregon hasn't been hit by a hurricane even close to that powerful in recorded history. But that doesn't mean the state is immune to disaster. Scientists warn that the 800-mile-long earthquake fault off the state's coast will shake the ground as far east as the Cascades -- hard enough...