Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Predicting the next Northwest mega-quake still a struggle for geologists | "On a January night in 1700, one of the largest earthquakes in history ruptured the seafloor off Oregon and Washington.

Within minutes of the magnitude-9 earthquake, a 30-foot wall of water drove over low-lying coastal areas. The tsunami crossed the Pacific within 12 hours and flattened houses along Japan's east coast."

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