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Scientists have outlined their alarmingly unhelpful tips on how to survive the earthquake that will hit the Pacific Northwest.
The quake along Cascadia, a fault line which runs from Cape Mendocino, California, to Vancouver Island, Canada, is 72 years overdue, according to peer-reviewed studies.
The 'Big One' will hit when Juan de Fuca, a 700-mile chunk of the Pacific Ocean, slides under Canada and America, causing the entire coastal region to sink at least six feet.
When - not if - it arrives, it is unlikely the people of coastal Oregon, Washington and California will be able to escape.
But if they want to try, there are a few tips they should keep in mind.
Escape on foot because roads will liquefy and start running when you hear dogs barking: Geographers offer advice on how to survive the earthquake predicted to obliterate the Pacific Northwest
Cascadia 'megathrust' faultline is 1,000km-long from California to Canada
It will clash with 700-square-mile plate in Pacific Ocean causing tsunami
Only way to escape is on foot as roads will 'liquefy', geographers say
Start running when you hear dogs barking, they will be reacting to the sound of compressional waves which humans cannot hear
Citizens will have 20 minutes to walk or run to higher ground
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... predicted-obliterate-Pacific-Northwest.html#ixzz3fupVADBj
The article is a wake-up call for many, but also reaffirms what seismologists have known for a while.
Yellowstone has received all the attention, but this fault may prove more plausible in the next half century. Either scenario should lead people to pack it up. I'm doubting they will listen.
Schulz's chilling piece doesn’t pull any punches: it paints a doomsday scenario in which an estimated 13,000 people will die and an additional 27,000 will be injured. And that’s based on conservative projections. The elderly and the disabled are particularly vulnerable.
“I'm not going to sugarcoat it and say, ‘Oh, yeah, we’ll go around and check on the elderly,’” Kevin Cupples, a city planner in Oregon, told The New Yorker. “No. We won't.”
originally posted by: mc_squared
Great. I just moved here, and this is the first thread I open on ATS since arriving. Thanks for the buzzkill guys. Now every time I hear a dog barking, I'm gonna be running outside with a lifejacket on