Cascadia Subduction Zone affecting our region
– Study: Offshore Fault Where The Big One Originates Eerily Quiet
The evidence pointing to the colliding tectonic plates being completely stuck has serious implications for earthquake risk on land in the Pacific Northwest.
[University of Oregon geophysics professor Doug] Toomey described himself as ‘very concerned’ and said it is ‘imperative’ people in the Northwest continue to prepare for a big earthquake.”
By Tom Banse, KUOW, Seattle, December 3, 2014.
– Pacific Northwest earthquake tracker
From Earthquake Track, data courtesy USGS.
– About the Cascadia Subduction Zone on which Yelm is nears
From the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)