These Are The Three Big Earthquake Threats In The U.S.
The Pacific Northwest could be affected by earthquakes from three major nearby faults.
The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. First, there’s the Cascadia Subduction Zone running roughly parallel to the Pacific Coast from northern California past the northern tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island. Second, the Seattle Fault, which runs east to west just south of downtown Seattle. It ends up near the Cascade Mountains and west onto the Olympic Peninsula. Third, the South Whidbey Island Fault running from northwest to southeast of the southern tip of the island. These quakes are capable of magnitudes from 7 to over 9. Reported by King Five: WHY YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED: THESE ARE THE 3 BIG EARTHQUAKE THREATS.
(I hope you’ve prepped and are ready for this because it’s not a matter of if but when the shaking will start.)