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Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake

7/15/2016 -

THE REALY BIG ONE; THE NEW YORKER; JULY

......Just north of the San Andreas, however, lies another fault line.  Known as the Cascadia subduction zone, it runs for seven hundred miles off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, beginning near Cap Mendocino, CA, continuing along Oregon and Washington, and terminating around Vancouver Island, Canada.....

Above is an excerpt from the news article talking about a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that could wipe our portions of the Northwest Coast. 

Check it out  Let us know what you think,  here is what we have to say!

 

A note from KCDEM:

Many of you may have read, heard about or saw on TV the reaction to an article that was published in the July 20th issue of The New Yorker, a popular weekly magazine with a mix of reporting topics ranging from politics and culture, humor, fiction, poetry and reviews.   The article “THE REALY BIG ONE”, talks about a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake, that will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest (Oregon – British Colombia) and leave the rest of the western region in shambles.  Statistics quote 13,000 dead, 27,000 injured and 1 million people displaced.

The article is based on known historical research, science and earthquake models that predict the possibility of earthquakes that will affect the Pacific Northwest.

We know that we live in earthquake country and it is our (Emergency Management) responsibility to ensure public awareness of such predictions and to share information that will enable Kitsap County citizens the ability to survive what seems to be a hopeless situation.  

So now is a good time to start or revisit a conversation in your homes or businesses about emergency preparedness; what you should have and what to expect for at least 3-7 days; what steps to take before and after a disaster; and how to accomplish this task cost effectively. 

Check out our website for more information at www.kitsapdem.org or call us to discuss how we can help you prepare for emergencies in your neighborhood or business.