Full Rip 9.0

Full Rip 9.0

The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Book - 2013
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"Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake, also called a mega-quake, in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British Columbia. In this fascinating book, The Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are. With a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this fascinating book reports on the scientists who are trying to understand when, where, and just how big THE BIG ONE will be"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Seattle, WA :, Sasquatch Books,, [2013]
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781570617898
1570617899
Branch Call Number: 551.22 Dou

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Weyes2Wonder
Jul 25, 2017

This is a realistic generalization of a likely scenario. It isn't meant to be a comprehensive study or a definitive preparatory guide.
If you're new to the Pacific Northwest or are unaware of the potential for this event actually occurring, this book is well thought-out as an introduction to the many aspects it will entail.
We have the largest stake at risk.... in a small-to-medium possibility of a catastrophic event severely altering, if not endangering our lives.
"Full Rip 9.0" presents the reasons for taking a personal responsibility to inform yourself further, on how to be ready for it.
If it fails to inspire that, then consider the latent meaning of this: Should Cascadia unzip, those who did prepare themselves, did not necessarily do so with the thought of sharing their preparations...
with you.
What? You believe FEMA will swoop-in and save the da*....err......months and months and months and.......
This ain't no wimpy class 5 Hurricane we're talkin' 'bout.

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1tarheel
Sep 14, 2015

Doughton gets into the science of Northwest earthquake research without bogging down (pardon the expression). She also puts it in a social context that helps make sense of recent pronouncements. Really strong effort. This is going on my Preparedness/Must Read list.

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ErnieK
Aug 19, 2015

A long article that did not need to be a book.

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?SETH R TAYLOR
Oct 30, 2013

I read this book explicitely because i live in Seattle and thought it might alleviate some anxiety. Besides giving me some good tips on how to be safe during and immediately after the earthquake, I didn't really get much out of this book. Pretty boring, left me in pretty much the same state as before reading.

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KayK
Jun 24, 2013

Fun to read. Certainly eye-opening if one already wasn't aware the "future shock" due here in the Northwest. Kinda wanted more preparation ideas as well as history of the research, and really would have given more stars to have her drill down more specifically by neighborhood as she does by bringing up the West Seattle chimney failure mapping after Nisqually.

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