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characters Cascadias Fault ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 comeIn light of recent massive uakes in Haiti Chile and Mexico Cascadia's Fault not only tells the story of this potentially devastating earthuake and the tsunamis it will spawn it also warns us about the impending crisis almost unprecedented in modern history. Maybe I m too close to the subject of this book to fairly evaluate it I ve lived all my adult life within within the area impacted by the Cascadia Fault Zone Much of the research Thompson reports was done by academics associated with Oregon State and Humboldt State two universities I attended I can visualize most of the places he describes Cascadia s Fault is largely about the research that uncovered a 10000 year history of huge earthuakes off the coasts of Oregon and Washington earthuakes that arrive every 300 to 500 years with the last one in 1700 Thompson presents the evolving science in an interesting and accessible way I really had trouble putting the book down While he does an excellent job of scaring the bejeezus out of you there is to the book than that Thompson finishes with useful information on what we can do on both a personal and community level to save lives If you live in California Oregon Washington British Columbia or Alaska this book is really worth your time Even if you live elsewhere knowing about earthuakes and tsunamis could save your life

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characters Cascadias Fault ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 earthuakes over and over again throughout geologic time; at least 36 major events in the last 10000 years This fault generates a monster earthuake about every 500 years And the monster. Simply an excellent read If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about earthuakes and the dangers they pose this is the one book you should read And it s entertaining as heck too It's Getting Ugly Out There The Frauds Bunglers Liars and Losers Who Are Hurting America in the last 10000 years This fault generates a monster earthuake about every 500 years And the monster. Simply an excellent read If you ever wanted to know everything there Mel vs der melodramatische Roboter Gortimer Gibbon #3 is to know about earthuakes and the dangers they pose this Katie Cat is the one book you should read And Die Verwandlung it s entertaining as heck too

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characters Cascadias Fault ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Is due to return at any time It could happen 200 years from now or it could be tonightThe Cascadia Subduction Zone is virtually identical to the offshore fault that wrecked Sumatra in 2004 It will generate the same earthuake we saw in Sumatra at magnitude 9 or higher sending crippling shockwaves across a far wider area than any California uake Slamming into Sacramento Portland Seattle Victoria and Vancouver it will. The short version first The world changed for many of us during the Christmas holidays of 2004 It was during that time that a devastating earthuake occurred off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra The uake was one of the largest in recorded history with a death count measured at around 240000 primarily from the effects of the tsunami waves created as the result of this earthuake also classified as a subduction zone megathrust earthuake The link gathered from the Incorporated Institutions for Research in Seismology gives the reader a brief summary of the megathrust earthuakes that have occurred around the world since the first recognized one in Chile 1960 The only other one that severely affected North America and the United States occurred in Alaska during the Easter holidays of 1964 In almost all cases these earthuakes have the incredible magnitudes above a 90 on the Moment Magnitude Scale The MMS was created in 1979 to serve as a replacement for the Richter magnitude scale devised in 1935 is latest version of the preferred way human scientists use in describing an earthuake s power that is consistent in scientific comparisons with other earthuakesThe megathrust earthuakes are uniue in several ways First the location of these destructive events take place in the locations where oceanic tectonic plates are moving under the lighter structures of the continental tectonic plates These points of contact are known as subduction zones because the oceanic plates are moved under the lighter tectonic plates of the continents There are thousands of feet contained in each one of these types of tectonic plates and they are principally made up of the various types of crust found forming the outer layer of our planet The problem with the process is that the enormity of the plates their relative softness and their different compositions create friction and in some cases result in places where the plates seize up resulting in a locus of no or very little movement With enough of these sticky spots stopping the subduction stress is built up over time At some future moment these points of stress will be released resulting in a sudden movement of one or both plates The problem of the subduction zone uakes is the fact that rather than slipping side to side they have a nearly horizontal movement axis which makes the plates move over and under that side to side The resulting initial movement can cause a vertical drop of several feet to several yards in addition to the rapid thrust side to side of the entire area being relieved of its stress The worst of these earthuakes happen when one section of stress is relieved thus having the effects of acting like a zipper releasing the stress in other areas that have been building up stress as well In the case of the 2004 event in Sumatra the entire subduction zone released a vertical lift of several meters of sea floor along the entire extent of the subduction zone involved basically several thousands of meters kilometers all moving over the period of about 5 10 minutes The resulting column of water several kilometers from the ocean s floor to the surface moved at the speed of a jet airliner across the bulk of the small bodies of water around nearby islands and simultaneously across the entire Indian Ocean from its eastern extent to the coast of Africa in the span of several hoursThe devastation of the waves was captured on various forms of video that you have probably seen since these events were well documented and even represented in a film called The Impossible The real images from the scene as it developed are indicative of the horror and the chaos from the actual events as they unfolded So what does this have to do with Cascadia and where is CascadiaThe Cascadia Subduction Zone starts at the point where California s San Andres fault migrates from its north south orientation and moves northwest into the Pacific Ocean About 50 miles or so out from the coast the Cascadia Subduction Zone starts and runs the better part of 800 900 miles to Vancouver Island moving past Northern California Oregon Washington State and British Columbia in its trek to the point where it gets involved with Alaska s variety of faults and subduction zones of its ownThe book under review looks at the history of continental drift and its successor tectonic plate theory as the main geophysical force that we can observe and need to heed for our successful negotiation of existence on our restless planet The idea of the subduction zone was found over several decades of dedicated geology geophysics and at least three other large megathrust subduction zone earthuakes involving Chile in 1960 the most severe earthuake ever measured with a 95 magnitude recorded This was followed in 1964 with the Alaskan 91 earthuake over the Easter holidays and another one of several in Japan It took almost half a century of diligent research patient analysis modeling using the latest in technology for data analysis physical modeling and gathering innumerable samples for radiologic microscopic nautical test chambers of various types and a review of mathematics from over the world to finally declare that the Cascadia Subduction Zone was indeed just that with the possible implications that it had for all of the cities and towns by which it passed just off shore The sobering fact is that this particular event which is just over 315 years since its last major event basic on a consolidation of all the data surrounding the people all over the Pacific Ocean s Ring of FireThe bottom line is all of the research says that if you are in the Northwest United States especially the closer you get to the Pacific Ocean if you feel the ground move you need to get to the highest ground as far inland as you can get The longer the earth moves the shorter amount of time you have to get to high ground It is imperative for your survival to take action to get as high as possible as rapidly as possible The estimates are that after the ground stops moving you have as little as eight minutes before the first of several waves strike with each succeeding wave getting larger than the last up to as many as ten total waves in the series The water could be as shallow as a couple of feet above high tide to as much as 30 to 50 feet above high tideThis book is not one to scare you but it is one to heed from its lessons and its compelling science that says that this is a serious threat to the Pacific Northwestern coast of the United States It will also have ramifications as far as the Western Pacific sides of the Asia continent as well The theoretical information suggests that these events will be like a Katrina in every major city of the Northwest United States and British Columbia The ground shaking alone may last as much as 5 minutes total for the main shock with many aftershocks The thing to remember is that you can survive but high ground is what you need to be planning for anytime you are out and about in that region of the countryJerry Thompson has done a significant amount of research as is noted by the index and sources cited in the end of his work as well as his illustrations trables and other information provided Having a accomplished non fiction science author as Simon Winchester to write the Introduction is a definite plus as well In his prime source interviews with the principal investigators for the various colleges and universities where the research is ongoing as well as his gathering data from all of the demonstrable previously reported and record megathrust subduction zone earthuakes lend a tremendous amount of veracity to his technical arguments as well as their expertise in the fields that make these scientists and researchers the best jury to vet the nature of this threat and its plausible threat to our northwestern StatesRecommendationsThe book is clearly a five out of five stars and an absolulte must read by any and all who are involved with civil defense scientific analysis of data first responders health care officials planners civil engineers and anyone with anything to do with government and tourism in the Pacific Northwest needs to be aware of and heed the warnings about this situation Cascadia has not had a major event at any time in the historic record but there are obscure but available writings oral traditions and other forms of data that can show you that the time approaches when the possibility will no longer be a let s wait and see but let s also prepare for a coming event with dire ramifications for loved ones and ourselves if we do not heed the recommendations that are brought out in these pages There is a mounting amount of data supporting each discipline and interlacing the whole to bring a sense of urgency to the call be prepared In this case if you feel ground movement particularly than a span of 2 minutes straight of motion then you are in the event that is predicted in this work If that is the case you have three things to do get your kids get your pets and head for the hills and mountains to your east away from the Pacific shore You have less than 10 minutes to save what is most precious to you Take care of your safety first Cascadia is a true threat to your family and your safety Be prepared to save all that you can starting with the lives of you and your family first Also don t time to recognize the draw back of the ocean and all that blank beach it means the tsunami is already there approaching the coast now at speeds up to 200 300 miles per hour You have no lime left get as high as you can as fast as you canSchools want to consider this as a part of their parental outreach for family safety if nothing else Planning for solidly constructed tsunami evacuation shelters or other ways to reach out to help parents know that their children are safe with you This is a wake up call and one which probably needs to be heeded with a bit urgency than the Yellowstone supervolcano It has been uiet for 640000 years Cascadia s last megathrust rupture was in January or February of 1700 based on the best evidence available all across the Pacific Rim Read this book in case you need convincing It is eye opening as well as dire in so many ways it will make you want to take action yesterday Review of Jerry Thompson s Cascadia s FaultThe Coming Earthuake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America by Richard W Buro is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 40 International LicenseBased on a work at beyond the scope of this license may be available at Send email to permissionscounterpointpresscom


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  1. says: Free read Cascadias Fault Jerry Thompson ó 7 review EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault]

    Free read Cascadias Fault EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson I know I wasn’t alone in spending a gripping lunch hour at my desk sad turkey sandwich forgotten reading Kathryn Schultz’s New Yorker article entitled The Really Big One It’s the kind of writing that really grabs you by the short hairs Its hook a devastating earthuake tsunami combo is going to destroy a not insignificant portion of the maritime Northwest It’s only a uestion of when – and by the way we might be

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    Free read Cascadias Fault Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson My fellow residents of the Pacific Northwest Be afraid Be very afraid There is a ticking time bomb beneath our feet It could detonate tonight

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    Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Free read Cascadias Fault Simply an excellent read If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about earthuakes and the dangers they pose this is the one book you should read And it's entertaining as heck too

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    EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] The San Andreas has and will again cause terrible destructive earthuakes probably sooner rather than later but the offshore temblor from Cascadia will be on a much larger scale The San Andreas will wreck a major urban area—perhaps San Francisco or Los Angeles—but probably not both at the same time Cascadia

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    Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] The short version first The world changed for many of us during the Christmas holidays of 2004 It was during that time that a devastating earthuake occurred off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra The uake was one of the largest in recorded history with a death count measured at around 240000 primarily from the effects of the tsun

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    Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] Very informative book about plate tectonics in general Specifically deals with the plates off the coast of Northern California Oregon Washington and British Columbia and their pressure and stress on the North American Plate as the plates move toward each other The experts predict a tremendous earthuake along the

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    Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson Jerry Thompson ó 7 review EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] Maybe I'm too close to the subject of this book to fairly evaluate it I've lived all my adult life within within the area impacted by the Cascadia Fault Zone Much of the research Thompson reports was done by academics associated with Oregon St

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    EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Northern West Coast friends escape while you can Recently ran a tabletop exercise on this topic with FEMA etc top brass and

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    Free read Cascadias Fault Jerry Thompson ó 7 review Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson As someone who is science challenged it took me about 100 pages to really get into this one After that it became so gripp

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    Free read õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ó Jerry Thompson EBOOK / PDF [Cascadias Fault] Jerry Thompson ó 7 review I had heard stories about the expected outcome of the book a typical earthuake on the Cascadia Fault Zone The book is tedious in places and needed to be and ultimately gives us a compresenive history of the science of the Cascadia Fault Zone

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  • Hardcover
  • 359
  • Cascadias Fault
  • Jerry Thompson
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9781582436432