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“Magnitude 9.0 quake hit region 312 years ago this week”

Posted on KING-5 TV’s site in Seattle,
Frank Mungeam, KGW.com Staff, Portland wrote:
“Thursday marked the 312th anniversary of the last, great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake to strike the Pacific Northwest, according to researchers at the Oregon Department of Geology.

Scientific research in Oregon, Washington, and Japan indicates that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck at 9:00 p.m. on January 26 in the year 1700. The data show the quake was centered about 75 miles offshore.”

“The destruction caused by the similar magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the tsunami it generated on March 11, 2011, offshore Japan provides a chilling parallel to what could happen here in Oregon.”

Read more from The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

Posted by Steve on January 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

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