Living With Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest: A Survivor's Guide

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In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by a great earthquake fault -- the Cascadia Subduction Zone -- which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every fourteen to fifteen months -- building up strain toward the next major ...
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Softcover Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. 400 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. NATURE. In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading ... authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months &emdash; building up strain toward the next major earthquake. Combining cutting-edge research with practical safety information, Living with Earthquakes * introduces new information about the danger from faults beneath major Northwest cities: the Seattle Fault, Tacoma Fault, and Portland Hills Fault * explores such topics as earthquake forecasting, catastrophe insurance, tsunamis, soil liquefaction, and seismic waves in Northwest lakes caused by Alaskan earthquakes * reviews earthquake preparedness and disas Read more Show Less

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In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by a great earthquake fault -- the Cascadia Subduction Zone -- which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every fourteen to fifteen months -- building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

An essential guide for anyone interested in understanding earthquake science or in preparing for the next earthquake, this book is also a call to action. Vivid descriptions of recent disasters -- including the great tsunami that swept down the Northwest coast in 1964, the 1993 Oregon earthquakes, and the 2001 Nisqually earthquake -- underscore the urgent need for better earthquake planning and awareness.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780870710247
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Introduction 1
Pt. II Plates, geologic time, and earthquakes 5
1 A concept of time 7
2 Plate tectonics 14
3 Earthquake basics 28
4 Cascadia 61
5 Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca plate 91
6 Earthquakes in the crust : closer to home 108
7 Memories of the future : the uncertain art of earthquake forecasting 156
Pt. III Shaky ground and big waves 188
8 Solid rock and bowls of Jello 191
9 Tsunami! 216
Pt. IV Prevention and countermeasures 240
10 Earthquake insurance : hazards, perils, risks, and losses 241
11 Is your home ready for an earthquake? 260
12 Earthquake design of large structures 279
13 The federal government and earthquakes 295
14 The role of state and local government 320
15 Preparing for the next earthquake 349
16 An uncertain appointment with a restless earth 361
App. A Significant historical earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest 365
App. B: Glossary 369
App. C: Credits 376
App. D: Sources of information and websites 380
Index 383
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