Virtual mega earthquake in Pacific Northwest

Apparently the Pacific Northwest is due to have a mega earthquake, magnitude 8+. That’s a rather horrifying thought to me. So, I figured I’d pass along the sheer terror to you:

“With a rupture scenario beginning in the north and propagating toward the south along the 600-mile long Cascadia Subduction Zone, the ground moved about 1 ½ feet per second in Seattle; nearly 6 inches per second in Tacoma, Olympia and Vancouver; and 3 inches in Portland, Oregon. Additional simulations, especially of earthquakes that begin in the southern part of the rupture zone, suggest that the ground motion under some conditions can be up to twice as large.”- Science Daily.

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