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Cascadia Roulette

January 25th, 2011

Cascadia Roulette: The odds are good that a major earthquake will strike the Pacific Northwest in the near future. We’re overdue, says Robert Yeats.

Celene Carillo
terra Magazine

Bob Yeats would like you to know he cannot predict earthquakes. He is not prophetic. He claims no association with the supernatural. He can’t tell you when disaster will strike.

But Yeats, an emeritus professor in geosciences at Oregon State University, has been mapping fault lines for more than 40 years and can tell you when a quake is overdue. And he can tell you what areas of the world are most likely to suffer the greatest impact when one occurs.

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