From time to time you will hear newscasters, journalists and emergency management types talk about the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the resulting giant earthquakes that could come as a result of moving plates. But what does that mean to you? Take a look at the picture of where the Cascadia Subduction Zone is located in relation to our area. If you are a subscriber and can't see the picture, click here.
You can read more about the Cascadia Subduction Zone here. Basically, the chances for our area to experience a very large, very damaging earthquake get greater every year. No one knows exactly what to expect, but the good news is you can still prepare for it! Get more info about earthquake preparedness on our website at www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/dem or http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/seven_steps.html.