Are You Interested in the Cascadia 1700 Earthquake?

So, Tuesday is the anniversary of the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake and tsunami. Would you lot be interested in me writing up a little something about it? Let me know! If I get a good response, I shall do some research this weekend and write you something fun and interesting.

In other blogkeeping news, I am basically out of the office until Monday. I have posts scheduled to go, but I’m not cleaning out the moderation queues or responding to much until then. A few monitors will alert me if things get out of hand, and I’ll release deserving souls from moderation purgatory on Monday. I’ve set aside time for fiction writing, y’see, so I’ve told the real world to bugger off. Facebook is the only exception, so if you’re dying for more Dana, follow me there.

In other other news, it’s been so long since I’ve thought of anything related to words sounding like soul outside of the soles of shoes that I temporarily forgot how to spell the word meaning “spirit” or whatever. LOL.

See you soon, my darlings!

Image is a hand-drawing of the Juan de Fuca Ridge (spreading center), the Olympic Mountains (accretionary prism), Puget Sound, and the Cascade Mountains (magmatic arc).
A rough diagram of our subduction zone. Don’t laugh. I had to draw it by hand. Definitely not to scale, but you get the idea.
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Are You Interested in the Cascadia 1700 Earthquake?

17 thoughts on “Are You Interested in the Cascadia 1700 Earthquake?

  1. 3

    I’m also interested.

    I don’t know if you would be willing to write a sort of “I was there” account of that earthquake and its tsunami — what it was like to experience them.

  2. 8

    I would very much like to read such a post. Yes, please.

    Thanks for the little diagram up there. It taught me something.

    I am not a geologist. I lived in the Puget Sound area a while, and I was in on the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. So much interest in learning more.

  3. 9

    Yes please, I am very interested. I first read about this in ‘Nature‚Äôs Clocks How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything’ by Doug Macdougall. A really good introduction to radiometric dating. Elucidating the origin of the ‘Orphan Tsunami’ was a fascinating piece of research. What did surprise me was that, knowing about the earthquake and the fact that there had been many previously, I hear nothing of concerns about impending doom in the region.

  4. 10

    Might I suggest a summary of the chapter in Cascadia’s Fault that describes the large event, running from Eureka up to Vancouver Island. The piece does suggest that being in BC will be worse than in the US as Canada does not have many forces west of Alberta, and a small number at that, and US capabilities will be taxed in the US with damage running from Redding, Ca to the Border.

  5. 13

    My face remains unbooked. I am sad. And have been neglecting this blog to the point Dana emailed to ask if I’m all right. I’m fine.

    I would love to read more about the Cascadia event, either here or on Rosetta Stones. Just not on BookSpace, or MyFace, or whatever it is.

  6. 15

    Yes, please. I’m reading John McPhee’s humunguous book, waiting for my geological dictionary to arrive, and watching geology documentaries on YouTube. I need more! Thanks.

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