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OPB Examines The Impact Of A Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake


An upended house is among the debris in Ofunato, Japan following a magnitude 9 earthquake in March, 2011.

An upended house is among the debris in Ofunato, Japan following a magnitude 9 earthquake in March, 2011.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Navy

Every 300 or so years, a big earthquake, coming from the Cascadia Subduction Zone is supposed to hit the Pacific Northwest. Oregon has made some preparations, but the question remains: how would the state fare in the event of a megaquake? A new OPB series, ”Unprepared” looks at that question in detail.

We’ll talk with OPB reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil and Oregon Field Guide producer Ed Jahn about their work on the series.

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