Cascadia's Fault: The Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jerry Thompson

Cascadia's Fault: The Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

Counterpoint
Publication date: May 2011
ISBN: 9781582438795
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There’s a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least 36 major events in the last 10,000 years. This fault generates a monster earthquake about every 500 years. And the monster is due to return at any time. It could happen 200 years from now, or it could be tonight. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is virtually identical to the offshore fault that wrecked Sumatra in 2004. It will generate the same earthquake we saw in Sumatra, at magnitude 9 or higher, sending crippling shockwaves across a far wider area than any California quake. Slamming into Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver, it will send tidal waves to the shores of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, damaging the economies of the Pacific Rim countries and their trading partners for years to come. In light of recent massive quakes in Haiti, Chile, and Mexico, Cascadia’s Fault not only tells the story of this potentially devastating earthquake and the tsunamis it will spawn, it also warns us about the impending crisis almost unprecedented in modern history.
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Very Interesting Read About Cascadia's Fault

This is truly fascinating and engaging read. It is pretty sensational when reading the synopsis but what is found inside is much more scientific and realistic. The book gives the history of the fault, previous earthquakes and scientific facts. The book also details information on how to survive if an earthquake were to strike, which would be essential reading for anyone living in the impact area. If I can criticise it at all, perhaps it gets a little caught up in the history which, to be honest, isn't the most interesting part, and the catastrophic possibilities are only given a short portion of the book. I suppose that is more substantial information, and important to people who are really interested in the field, but if you are hoping for a book dedicated to the end of the world then you'll be disappointed.
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