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Cascadia Quake Concerns Turn Up A Notch

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People on the West Coast have been talking for years about the pending earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

It took ONE article in the New Yorker to sweep through social media and rekindle the quake concerns. 

And they are well-placed... damage from a Cascadia quake would rattle the ground and everything on it, likely from California to British Columbia. 

Geologists say one could happen at any time. 

Geologist Eric Dittmer and Medford Emergency Manager Larry Masterman join us.  

Additional links: federal tsunami preparedness site

"Living On Shaky Ground" Oregon prep guide

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.