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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...
  • Asia primed for next big quake(a series of quakes)

    03/17/2005 3:59:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 525+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 03/16/05 | Katharine Davis
    Asia primed for next big quake 18:00 16 March 2005 NewScientist.com news service Katharine Davis Indonesia and Germany signed an agreement this week to install a tsunami early warning system in the Indian Ocean. Though some of the pieces will be in place by October, it could turn out to be a race against time. The quake that caused last year's devastating tsunami has increased the stress on other faults nearby, according to a study published this week. This has left the region primed for one or two major earthquakes, and possibly another tsunami. The earthquake on 26 December, 2004,...