Saturday, April 13, 2013

very scary stuff

If you live in the Pacific northwest as I do, and would rather not know about things that will worry and upset you, even if they're true, or maybe especially if they're true, then stop reading now, go to another site, and come back tomorrow.

If, however, you're the kind of person who would rather know the truth, even if it's disturbing and worrisome, read on.

The article I'll link you to is by a geologist, but fear not; his writing is clear and easy to understand, even though he uses terms such as "tectonic structures," "Tsunami-generating," and the truly frightening one, "Cascadia subduction zone."

The belly of this thing is pointed right at the Olympic Peninsula, offshore and toward the northeast, which is the same direction the Juan de Fuca plate is moving as it gets shoved under the North American plate, creating strain and tension. 


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