UO research theorizes why Eugene-Springfield might be at lower risk from Cascadia quake – The Register

New research from the University of Oregon delivers what may be a sliver of good news — if it can be called that — for the Eugene-Springfield area as the Pacific Northwest prepares for what scientists say will be the worst natural disaster in the region’s recorded history.

The research by Miles Bodmer, a doctoral student at the university, offers a theory about why the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 700-mile-long fault in the Earth’s crust, is less likely to produce a major earthquake off the Oregon Coast and more likely to generate one off Northern California and Washington

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