Global Skywatch

Cascadia subduction

Risk management utilizes a probability/severity assessment guiding rational response. If the probability of something happening is high, but the severity of it very low, not a lot of preparing is rational. A low probability, high severity event is worth a bunch more attention.

Such is a Painted Rocks dam failure, Yellowstone Caldera blowup or, today’s example, a Cascadia subduction movement.

Wassat, you ask?

Ah, let’s have Katherine Schultz writing for The New Yorker magazine tell you about it. I encourage you to click the headline links and read these articles. I merely tease with excerpts. The picture she paints is hugely impressive, to say the least.

 

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An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.

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