Finally some "scientist" words for danger in West Cost area ..
Scientists say when the next big one hits, it could be something straight out of your nightmares.
"Right now, technology is telling us we should be prepared, we should prepare for something like we saw in Japan," said Dr. Eddie Bernard, a Tsunami Expert and former NOAA Director.
Like Bernard, University of Washington seismologist Bill Steele said hidden under the Pacific Ocean is a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off.
"There will be a lot of destruction," Steele said.
Because Washington, Oregon and California are sitting against a huge subduction zone, the area could see see an earthquake and tsunami similar to the one that hit Japan last year.
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Experts evaluate earthquake potential off Washington coast
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Japan quake studies suggest harder jolt to NW possible
Studies of last year's giant Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan suggest that shaking from a Cascadia megaquake could be stronger than expected along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, researchers reported Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Scientists eye threat of Pacific Northwest megaquake
Scientists said the same thing is now in the works off the coast of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, as the Juan de Fuca plate moves beneath the Pacific Northwest.
"The Pacific Northwest is being deformed because the plates are locked together, and the shoreline is sinking and the rest of the thing is being bent. We can see that," said Dr. Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist with the warning center. "It's just like Japan, only a mirror image."
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