Friday, February 29, 2008


At approximately 9 p.m., January 26, 1700, a gigantic earthquake ripped across the west coast of Canada and the United States along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, more than 600 miles from Vancouver Island to Cape Mendecino. The magnitude of the earthquake ranged from 8.7 to 9.2. At that time there was no written documentation of the event, however, the large tsunami it triggered hit Japan approximately 10 hours later, and that information was recorded. Learn more about what USGS scientists and the Geological Survey of Japan have learned after meticulously researching this event.

this is crazy. check it out.

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