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The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) is a convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. It is a very long, sloping subduction zone that separates the Explorer, Juan de Fuca, and Gorda plates, on the one hand, and the North American Plate, on the other.
The denser oceanic plate is subducting beneath the less dense continental plate offshore of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. The North American Plate is moving in a southwest direction, overriding the oceanic plate. The Cascadia subduction zone is where the two plates meet.
Tectonic processes active in the Cascadia subduction zone region include accretion, subduction, deep earthquakes, and active volcanism of the Cascades. This volcanism has included such notable eruptions as Mount Mazama (Crater Lake) about 7,500 years ago, Mount Meager about 2,350 years ago, and Mount St. Helens in 1980. Major cities affected by a disturbance in this subduction zone include Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.
So, something we've been working on for a bit is a GMRS setup for family communication for in general and for during a disaster. I am amateur radio licensed, while my wife is not. However, my GMRS license covers the family, including her. Our setup is, essentially:
A mobile GMRS rig in each...
Cascadia Event Book Review and Resource Guide
"Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy." — Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center
I thought it might be helpful to put together a book review and general resource guide on the topic of surviving a...
The Mrs (@TeacherSmurf) received an emailed newsletter from our Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson, today. It concerned preparedness. I thought I would pass it along in the event it is of interest: Preparing For Disaster—Emergency Preparation and Management
I read this article on Forbes magazine this morning. As I am currently reading a book on earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, as well as having actively working on earthquake-related preps most of this year, it caught my eye. Anywho, I just thought I'd pass it along. Cheers, friends...
The following documentary was produced by National Geographic. It features material related to the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia. The film also covers a potential tsunami along the Pacific Northwest and has footage on research done in the Cannon Beach and Seaside area. Anyway, I just thought I'd...