Researchers find a tear in a tectonic plate under Oregon – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

MEDFORD, Ore – Experts say there’s a one in three chance ‘the big one’ hits in the next 50 years. While there is no way to know when it will happen, scientists are starting to unpack new information about the tectonic plates under Oregon.

Researchers have now discovered a tear in the Juan de Fuca plate in Oregon. With more research, this tear could help predict what will happen when the west coast starts shaking.

The Juan de Fuca plate is colliding and going under the more at

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