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  • Cascadia subduction zone - Wikipedia

    Coordinates The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault, or Cascadia) is a convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island in Canada to Northern California in the United StatesIt is a very long, sloping subduction zone where the Explorer, Juan de Fuca, and Gorda plates move to the east and slide below the much larger mostly continental North ...

  • The Next Cascadian Megaquake May Be Sooner Than You Think

    Giant fault line. Along North America's Pacific Northwest coast lies the Cascadia fault, also known as the Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ). The CSZ extends for nearly 700 miles (1,100 kilometers ...

  • The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest ...

    Just north of the San Andreas, however, lies another fault line. Known as the Cascadia subduction zone, it runs for seven hundred miles off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, beginning near Cape ...

  • Simulation shows how Pacific Northwest could be decimated ...

    The killer quake along Cascadia, a fault line which runs from Cape Mendocino, California, to Vancouver Island, Canada, is 72 years overdue, according to peer-reviewed studies.

  • Cascadia Fault Line: Earthquake Prediction For California ...

    The Cascadia fault line just became as popular as the San Andreas fault line thanks to a New Yorker earthquake article, which discussed 2015 earthquake predictions in addition to the possibility of a devastating tsunami wiping out the coastline of California, Oregon, and Washington state. But is the Cascadia subduction zone really capable of producing a megaquake?

  • Cascadia Subduction Zone | Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

    The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) "megathrust" fault is a 1,000 km long dipping fault that stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino California. It separates the Juan de Fuca and North America plates. New Juan de Fuca plate is created offshore along the Juan de Fuca ridge.

  • Cascadia subduction zone worse than San Andreas fault - CNN

    The Cascadia subduction zone could deliver the worst earthquake in North America. It runs 700 miles underwater along Pacific Northwest, from Canada to California.

  • Researchers reveal 'danger points' of the Cascadia fault

    The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) 'megathrust' fault is a 1,000km-long line that stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino California.

  • Cascadia fault line: How FEMA is planning for a big quake ...

    Cascadia fault line: Experts say the northwestern region of the United States is 72 years overdue for a big earthquake, which is expected to be between 8.0 and 9.2 in magnitude.

  • Earthquakes and Faults | WA - DNR

    The Cascadia subduction zone along the Washington and Oregon coast is one of the biggest hazards to our state and is a good examples of this kind of fault. Hover your mouse over the graphic to see how spreading at mid-ocean ridges causes large thrust faults at the edge of the Pacific Northwest coast.

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