ABSTRACT

Averting Surprises in the Pacific Northwest   [open pdf - 58KB]

"Scientists recently discovered strong evidence that great earthquakes (magnitude 8 to 9) have repeatedly struck the Pacific Northwest in the past several thousand years, most recently about 300 years ago. This discovery has spurred the reinforcement of existing structures and changes in building codes in the region--measures that will save lives and reduce damage in future earthquakes."

Report Number:
FS-111-95
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Date:
1995
Copyright:
Public domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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