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A massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is even more likely than scientists once thought

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 16, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 15, 2016

Pacific Northwest residents have always known they live under the threat of an eventual earthquake, but recent research bumped up the likelihood that the quake to end all quakes will be coming in the next 50 years. Those living in Northern Oregon, including Portland, have a 20 percent chance of being hit by a natural disaster with a seismic magnitude 8.0 or higher in that time - the first in over 300 years. On January 26, 1700, the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate slipped, causing a devastating...






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