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Old 09-20-2020, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Not all of us, just the unlucky who happen to be on the coast at the time.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Not all of us, just the unlucky who happen to be on the coast at the time.
So why don't you just enjoy your life in the city, and let the rest of us enjoy our lives in nature, without your FUD?
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:15 PM
 
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Not all of us, just the unlucky who happen to be on the coast at the time.
Those of us living on the coast are quite aware of the issue without some sticky on City-Data. Perhaps you should concern yourself with your own back yard.

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-n..._portland.html

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For the first time in 20 years, Portlanders are getting a detailed look at the damage that will be caused by a catastrophe we all know is coming — a major earthquake striking the metro area — and the prospects are grim.

The assessment comes in a new report published Thursday by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and includes some stark numbers. In a worst-case scenario, the metro area could see more than $80 billion in building damage, tens of thousands of people wounded or killed and more than 250,000 people facing long-term displacement.

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Old 09-22-2020, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Actually my building is doing disaster planning, I have signed up for the PDX NET training - have you? I have a chance of surviving a major earthquake in Portland metro, coast residents have no chance.

The city tried to designate unreinforced brick buildings a couple years ago but the effected property owners raised a huge stink.

Most of our bridges will likely fail. The oil tanks in Linnton now have retainment walls but are they adequate???

One of the problems in Seattle when they had a moderate earthquake is that homes were not tied to their foundations. Everyone should verify that their home is well anchored.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:44 PM
 
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Actually my building is doing disaster planning, I have signed up for the PDX NET training - have you? I have a chance of surviving a major earthquake in Portland metro, coast residents have no chance.
Actually, my whole town is "doing disaster planning" and has been for years. No, I haven't signed up for PDX NET training -- it's only available to Portland residents., and I'm not interested in moving to that cesspool.

Actually, there's a substantial chance I'll survive an earthquake if one happens during my time here. So will quite a few others. I don't know where you've gotten your idea that everyone who lives on the coast is going to die. I'll take the word of this organization instead of yours.

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"Are people going to die during a Cascadia earthquake? Yes, but more people are going to survive."
https://kcby.com/news/local/are-peop...g-one-playbook

I suggest you stay away from the coast if you're scared, Nell. I'm not sure why you persist in thinking that those of us who live here are unaware of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, but we can't all drop everything and pack up and run the way you obviously think we should.

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Old 09-28-2020, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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A geologist professor I had said that the chances of a "big one" cascadia subduction zone quake happenning are about 1 in 6 in our lifetimes. They'll airlift the people out quickly enough. There will be some airports hopefully intact.

In his view, after it happens, most of the area west of the Coastal Range will become a national park. His recommendation was to keep food and water supplies for 2-4 weeks available.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone runs from Northern California to British Columbia. There are going to be a LOT of people in distress when it finally happens. Seattle will be hit hard too.
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Old 09-28-2020, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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A geologist professor I had said that the chances of a "big one" cascadia subduction zone quake happenning are about 1 in 6 in our lifetimes. They'll airlift the people out quickly enough. There will be some airports hopefully intact.

In his view, after it happens, most of the area west of the Coastal Range will become a national park. His recommendation was to keep food and water supplies for 2-4 weeks available.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone runs from Northern California to British Columbia. There are going to be a LOT of people in distress when it finally happens. Seattle will be hit hard too.
Was it Nick Zentner? I love his geology videos. He is an excellent teacher.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:24 PM
 
Location: the Gorge
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Was it Nick Zentner? I love his geology videos. He is an excellent teacher.
he really is! have you been watching his livestreams?
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Old 09-28-2020, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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he really is! have you been watching his livestreams?
I don't think so. I've watched his yt videos, some on his web site, and what is it, Nick Rocks, or something like that. I was binge watching him for awhile, lol. I was even thinking of moving to Ellensburg, Washington where he teaches so I could go to his adult education classes, and take his field trips. Although I can't tell one rock from another, it sounds like so much fun. He makes learning exciting. If you have a link to his livestreams please add it, thanks.

Nevermind, I found it on y/t. I have seen a couple of these. I've been distracted lately with all that has been going on, and need to get busy, and watch again. Here is one video in case anybody else would like to watch. His other videos in this series is listed on the right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEA...gh_B5R&index=1

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Old 09-28-2020, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Nick Zenter is an excellant teacher but he is a professor in WA state, after all, and he needs to provide lectures for his constituancy. He has a couple of excellent Cascadia Fault lectures and one discussing the movement of plates in the PNW, stuff none of us would know about until he shared. His lectures are informative and entertaining... unless you want to watch those about obscure rock formations in eastern Washington (boring IMHO),

An Oregon geologist did a presentation to a group in Bremerton that is excellent. Because the potential of a rupture of the Cascadia fault is such a sore subject to some PM me and I will send a link to the YouTube video of that presentation.
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