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How severe will the shaking be in the Coast Range? In the Williamette Valley? In the Klamath Mountains?

The impacts of a great earthquake are somewhat well-known for coastal regions, but entirely unknown further inland where most people live. Sustained shaking during a great earthquake is likely to cause landslides as far inland as the Cascade Range. Landslides and other disturbances leave evidence behind in the landscape, providing a record of past events through time. We are working to understand this evidence to provide data that can be used to better prepare for this inevitable natural disaster.

 

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An article by Kathryn Schulz summarizing this hazard can be found in the July 20, 2015 issue of the New Yorker Magazine. This article, The Really Big One, can be found HERE.

You can view an article summarizing initial findings as of 2013 HERE.

 

 

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