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Post by Major_Disaster on Feb 22, 2017 9:00:30 GMT -8
Here's a pretty decent documentary available at Amazon (included in a Prime membership); Shockwave. It's about the Cascadia quake and, especially, the resulting tsunami.
Two interesting tidbits....... the film says that the area from Sacramento, CA to Vancouver Island, B.C. will be affected. I had not realized the potential for effects that far south.
Second piece...... data indicates that the Cascadia quake has triggered the San Andreas fault. They didn't say to what extent, where exactly, or to what magnitude.
That really made me sit up and take notice. So it's possible that at least some part of CA could suffer a quake after B.C., WA, and OR have theirs. Pretty sobering to think about the level of response that would be needed and the damage to the nation's economy and social structure.
Thank you for being a CERT, NERT, or NET, giving your time, effort, knowledge, and money to prepare to help others before, during, and after a disaster.
Post by Major_Disaster on Mar 2, 2017 9:44:17 GMT -8
Here's a perspective of the aftermath of a cascadia sub-duction zone (CSZ) earthquake from east of the Cascade Mts.
I suspect that it might have some interest for some who reside east of the Sierra Mts. as well. Especially if a CSZ triggers some level of activity in the San Andreas fault (as mentioned in the post above).