A CITY SHAKEN TO ITS CORE
The Seattle Fault traces a ragged line through the heart of the metropolitan area. Forces deep in the earth have built up tremendous pressure over eons. What if this subterranean fracture were to release its pent-up fury—tomorrow?
Thomas P. Hopp vividly portrays the likely sequence of events—electrifying moments when the land shakes, buildings and bridges crumble, and lives are changed forever. Skyscrapers shed thundering debris on people below. High in the Space Needle, a young couple watches powerful groundswells ripple like the serpent god A’yahos of native legends. A tsunami arrives minutes later, inundating beaches and threatening a crowded baseball stadium. Brave first-responders in helicopters and fireboats risk their lives to save victims. Military and government officials scramble to assist citizens reeling from disaster. Thoroughly researched with factual information about the Seattle Fault and its potential for catastrophe, the story adds a wealth of subplots with supporting characters portraying the range of experiences possible in such an event.
THE GREAT SEATTLE EARTHQUAKE is a heart-stopping true-to-life look at the horrors and heroism that would mark this day of disaster.