321st Anniversary Of 9.0 Earthquake Off Oregon Coast A Good Reminder To Be Prepared For Future Quake

Oregon Coastline from Devil’s Punchbowl. Photo by Kirt Edblom via Flickr CC2.

Today marks the 321st anniversary of a massive 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Oregon coast.  This earthquake struck on January 26th, 1700 and sent a tsunami across the ocean where it reached Japan and destroyed a village.  Scientists know another quake is coming, and are predicting it will happen in the next 50 years.  As we look back on this historic event from 1700, it’s a reminder to be prepared for a future quake off the Oregon coast.

Cascadia Subduction Zone. Image is public domain.

The 1700 quake happened in a time before

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