ABSTRACT

Program for Earthquake Hazards Assessment in the Pacific Northwest   [open pdf - 6MB]

"The Pacific Northwest (including the part of California north of Cape Mendocino, Oregon, Washington, and part of British Columbia) may be capable of producing a great subduction-zone earthquake of magnitude 8-9. [...] Potential losses in the Pacific Northwest, as a result of either a great subduction-zone earthquake or crustal and (or) intraplate earthquakes near population centers, are expected to be large for a number of reasons. [...] Losses due to earthquakes can be reduced by means of effective mitigation measures, but these mitigation measures cannot be implemented without reliable characterization of earthquake hazards."

Report Number:
U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1067
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1993
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Public Domain
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United States Geological Survey: https://pubs.usgs.gov/
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