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Title:
Living with earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest
Publication Information:
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, ©2004-

Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library.

©2004-
ISBN:
9780870710247
Physical Description:
1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series:
Open textbook library.
Language:
English
Contents:
Plates, Geologic Time, and Earthquakes -- A Concept of Time -- Plate Tectonics -- Earthquake Basics -- Cascadia -- Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca Plate -- Earthquakes in the Crust: Closer to Home -- Memories of the Future: The Uncertain Art of Earthquake Forecasting -- Shaky Ground and Big Waves -- Solid Rock and Bowls of Jello -- Tsunami! -- Prevention and Countermeasures -- Earthquake Insurance: Hazards, Perils, Risks, and Losses -- Is Your Home Ready for an Earthquake? -- Earthquake Design of Large Structures -- The Federal Government and Earthquakes -- The Role of State and Local Government -- Preparing for the Next Earthquake -- An Uncertain Appointment with a Restless Earth -- Significant Historical Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.
Abstract:
"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 — building up strain toward the next major earthquake."--Open Textbook Library.
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