The Next Great Cascadia Earthquake - How did we get here?

  • 26 Jan 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online

Chris Goldfinger

Oregon State University

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Our understanding of plate tectonics is only about 60 years old, and we are still low on the Earth's learning curve. Cascadia earthquakes helped usher in a new hypothesis of everything, but then was forgotten for many years. More recently, our understanding of Cascadia earthquakes suddenly went from unknown, to a potential generator of M9 earthquakes in just a few short years. How did this happen, and what does the future hold? 

Oregon Public Broadcasting article: The Big One, Times 2: Research Shows Cascadia Quakes Sometimes Trigger San Andreas Fault

Oregon Field Guide: Unprepared: An Oregon Field Guide Special

Central Oregon Geoscience Society

P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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