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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