Pacific Northwest May Be at Most Risk of the ‘Big One’ Because of Seafloor Sediments
November 28, 2017
The next big earthquake is due in the Pacific Northwest—but now scientists have pinpointed where along the coast a large earthquake is most likely to happen, according to a study published Monday.
“We observed very compact sediments offshore of Washington and northern Oregon that could support earthquake rupture over a long distance and close to the trench, which increases both earthquake and tsunami hazards,” lead author of the study Shuoshuo Han, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, said in a statement.
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Featuring: Shuoshuo Han, postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences