Oregon coast quake cluster a reminder that someday ‘big one’ will hit

Living in the shadow of the Cascadia Subduction Zone — a fault that runs for 600 miles parallel to the Oregon Coast — can make folks a little jumpy, especially when the seafloor starts to rumble as it did last week.

A series of nearly a dozen quakes, ranging from magnitude 2.8 to 5.6, shook the bottom of the ocean off the coast near the California border July 24. The temblors were well offshore, about 126 miles west of Crescent City, California, but anytime the earth starts to move it can conjure up worst case scenarios.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone

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