Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

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Are you concerned about earthquakes in and around northern California? Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest will answer your most dire questions and more. A geology expert wrote this informative guide for residents to easily understand the science behind earthquakes, as well as crucial preparation measures.

Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Be prepared for the next earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Residents in northern California, Oregon, Washington and southwest Canada are at risk of suffering earthquakes. Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest was written with concerned residents in mind. As a result, the Earth Science book tells the past, present, and ongoing story of Pacific Northwest earthquakes in layman’s terms.

First, the author introduces himself, including his own experiences living with earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. Then, he explains the scientific background behind why earthquakes are prevalent in this area. The book includes information about tectonic plates, fault zones, and the uncertainty of time and forecasting when it comes to earthquakes. Specifically, readers will learn about the Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland Hills Faults, as well as the the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an offshore fault that runs hundreds of miles from British Columbia to northern California. Each of these faults shift nearly every year, building up to the next earthquake. The book uses history about past earthquakes to help readers better understand the causes and effects.

Finally, Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest provides vital information for earthquake preparation. Earthquakes can leave mass destruction in their wake, so residents need to have the knowledge and tools to be ready in such an emergency. This book will offer advice on earthquake insurance, keeping your home structurally sound, and more. In addition, it explains how state and local government can get involved with preparing communities in the event of a disaster.

About the Author of Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Robert S. Yeats is an expert on earthquakes in California and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. A resident of Corvallis, O.R., Yeats is professor emeritus in geology at Oregon State University. He is also senior consultant for Earth Consultants International. In addition to writing Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, he has written Living with Earthquakes in California. He also co-wrote of The Geology of Earthquakes.

Publisher: Open Oregon State
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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