The earthquake that lashed the Pacific Northwest in 1700 ranks among the mightiest the Earth can yield. Scientists today call it a megaquake – a magnitude 9 monster that ripped the full length of the offshore fault where seafloor and continent collide, and unleashed a killer tsunami.
-- Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest by Sandi Doughton, published by Sasquatch Books and reviewed in The Oregonian last Sunday.
Doughton is the science writer for the Seattle Times. She explains -- in a clear and captivating way -- the science of why the Pacific Northwest is due for another megaquake.
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