Cascadia fault http://kplu.org en Research Cruise Reveals New Findings about Megaquake Fault http://kplu.org/post/research-cruise-reveals-new-findings-about-megaquake-fault <p>It's been a busy summer on the high seas for researchers trying to figure out the inner workings of an ominous earthquake fault.</p><p>The Cascadia subduction zone runs offshore from Vancouver Island to Northern California. When it rips, we could have a magnitude-9.0 catastrophe.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:11:32 +0000 Tom Banse 9825 at http://kplu.org Research Cruise Reveals New Findings about Megaquake Fault Endangered orcas cause delays for major earthquake research http://kplu.org/post/endangered-orcas-cause-delays-major-earthquake-research <p><strong>Updated 6/18/12, with comments and links from whale advocates.</strong></p><p>An expensive science mission off the Washington and Oregon coasts has been scaled back, at least for now, out of concern for orca whales. A research ship is using blasts of sound to create maps of a major earthquake fault, which is considered the greatest tsunami risk along the U.S. Pacific coast.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:40:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5298 at http://kplu.org Endangered orcas cause delays for major earthquake research Cruising the coast for signs of where 'the big one' will hit http://kplu.org/post/cruising-coast-signs-where-big-one-will-hit <p>One of the world&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/research/office-of-marine-operations">most advanced research ships</a> will be cruising along the Washington and Oregon coasts this month &ndash; to look for clues about giant earthquakes.&nbsp;</p><p>A zone that runs parallel to the coast &ndash; but deep beneath the sea &ndash; is known to have unleashed mega-quakes in the past, similar to the one that caused the giant tsunami last year in Japan. The Cascadia fault zone runs about 700 miles alongside Vancouver Island, Washington and Oregon.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:13:28 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5182 at http://kplu.org Cruising the coast for signs of where 'the big one' will hit Japan’s quake, tsunami and what it teaches the Northwest http://kplu.org/post/japan%E2%80%99s-quake-tsunami-and-what-it-teaches-northwest <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957772.mp3</p><p>You may have heard Washington has an earthquake fault similar to the one that devastated Japan.&nbsp; While there are many fault-lines criss-crossing western Washington, the only one that bears a strong similarity is under the ocean, parallel to our coast-line.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s called the Cascadia subduction zone.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:23:26 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1003 at http://kplu.org Japan’s quake, tsunami and what it teaches the Northwest