Is the US ready for the ‘Big One’? Simulations set to prepare California for megaquakes that could have 30 times more energy than San Andreas

imageThe threat of a massive earthquake and tsunami have been looming over the Pacific Northwest for decades. Now, experts are taking it seriously. This summer the Federal Emergency Management Administration (Fema) is conducting a large-scale drill to see if it’s ready for worst. The test will simulate a 9.0 magnitude quake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, followed by a tsunami that could create waves more than 50ft-high.The threat of a massive earthquake and tsunami have been looming over the Pacific Northwest for decades. Now, experts are getting serious about the threat. This summer the Federal Emergency Management Administration (Fema) is conducting a large-scale drill to see if it’s ready for worst. The test will simulate a 9.0 magnitude quake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, followed by a tsunami. Read Article