Northwest region is 72 years overdue for next big earthquake, experts say
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – One of Oregon’s top earthquake experts predicts the “really big one” will wipe out the entire Northwest. In fact, the area’s FEMA director said everything west of I-5 “will be toast”.
In The New Yorker article “The Really Big One”, Northwest FEMA Director Kenneth Murphy predicts 13,000 people will die in what’s referred to as the “Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami”. Another 2,500 people are expected to be hurt in the devastating quake. Continue reading
- Geologists previously predicted Axial Seamount would erupt this year
- For more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny quakes
- Seafloor has also reportedly dropped by almost 8ft (2.4 metres)
- Both are said to be a sign of magma moving from beneath the summit
An undersea volcano situated 300 miles (480 km) off the coast of Oregon is thought to be erupting after signs of magma were spotted near its deep sea vent.
Geologists predicted the volcano, called Axial Seamount, would erupt this year during a public lecture in September. Continue reading