Is the West Coast ready for a 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a large tsunami? Geoscience data and information collected over the last 30 years show that numerous giant earthquakes and associated local tsunamis have struck the Pacific Northwest (including Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Southwestern British Columbia) for at least the past 10,000 years. The 800-mile Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ), which stretches from northern California to southern British Columbia, is the main source of these earthquakes and accompanying tsunamis. This three-part webinar series will look at the science and engineering associated with the earthquake source, the hazards, current strategies to mitigate loss of life, and emerging opportunities in early warning and reducing uncertainty.
Part 3 of the series will focus on the earthquake early warning and tsunami modeling.
Richard Allen, Director, Berkeley Seismology Lab & Class of 1954 Professor and Chair, Dept. Earth & Planetary Science
Diego Melgar, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon