Skip to comments.A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast
Posted on 03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT by John W
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.
A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.
For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists now say the Cascadia subduction zone was the site of a magnitude 9 earthquake more than 300 years ago.
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As long as it washes San Francisco into the bay, it will be worth the cost.
Oh well. Not like we don’t know the risk of living here.
Better than the annual duck and cover for basements or under a mattress in the bathrooms of Oklahoma...
Still, I wonder these days about my decision to move back to California.
Haven’t fished in years and not sure where I’d find a good spot anyway.,..
Just for the LA Times.
If we could rid San fagsicko, Berkeley, and Oakland from the earth, we’d have a national holiday!
If you want to see signs of the last Cascadia earthquake, drive up the Coos River, east of Coos Bay, OR and you can see where large rocks and other derbies were pushed up the hillsides. That was one nasty tsunami.
Don't look sideways at a whale, or they'll arrest ya.
Actually if it could skip the top half of the state, wipe out the queers and most of SF without totally trashing Silicon Valley, and then skip down the coast and get Hollyweird, that would be about optimal.
I predict the “Big One” will hit off the coast of Santa Barbara and cause damage into LA Country, wreck freeways and take out thousands—June or July is as close as I can get with my crystal ball.
Just as long as ya need a glass bottom boat to read the LA Times....
Ain’t it true...
They would blame it on global warming.
Is there anyway we could help this happen??
>>> Better than the annual duck and cover for basements or under a mattress in the bathrooms of Oklahoma...
I like my odds better here in OK.
I agree. I feel the same. Southern California will get hit first with the Big One before Northern California does.
Is that a +/- 6 months prediction?
They, whoever ‘they’ are, have been predicting this FOREVER!
When I moved to San Francisco in ‘88, my family and friends were frantic, the word was CA would be gone in 1992!
I’ve lived both places and been through Tornadoes, Ice Balls and even some weird red cloud that descended on Tulsa in 84.
Even the several floods of the Arkansas River, which always prove the humanity and brotherhood of man and demonstrate God is implanted in each of us.
I like both places and fortunately live in a area that is culturally very Okie.
Just ain’t no fishing and I love to fish.
Hate touching fish, unless they are the perfect one for dinner but, love catching them...
Well, catch California after the right earthquake and we might be able to provide beach front property for fishing quite a bit inland.
Maybe the land will move closer to the panhandle.
Still plenty of fishing there and the all over Idaho.
McCall, Idaho is pretty awesome...
frisco would be scrubbed clean. that might have more positives than negatives.
“When I moved to San Francisco in 88, my family and friends were frantic, the word was CA would be gone in 1992!”
Dang — that would have been 55 less electoral votes for clinton & obama.
Aw Jezz, can't you see God is just waiting for the last nut to move to California and then He is gonna just slide the whole thing off into the ocean.
They name hurricanes, but not earth quakes
Such a quake is the “Big’un” but would be named Salvation. It saved America
Havent fished in years and not sure where Id find a good spot anyway.,..
A lake that has ten pound spots sounds pretty good to me.
I hope that doesn’t happen.
I’ve got a freind who lives in ‘Frisco, works for a high-tech company and basically just lives his life with his wife and daughters.
He has to live in SF because the job requires it.
I used to live in the East Bay and I loved ‘Frisco, except for the people!
I’m right on the Snake River and never get skunked. Great fishing!