The Impending Cataclysmic Earthquake — How Real Is It?


November 18th, 2015

The July 20th issue of the New Yorker article “The Big One” made headlines both in our region and across the nation when it explained in detail the massive earthquake (expected to be larger than the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to hit Japan) predicted to devastate the Pacific Northwest.

 The paleo-seismologist mentioned 17 times in the article, Dr. Chris Goldfinger of Oregon State University, was our main panelist and explained the science and the practical realities of the impending earthquake.

Joining Dr. Goldfinger was Rob Johnson a former 40th District legislator, former Director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup, and since 1996, a FEMA Disaster Recovery Reservist. Mr. Johnson helped us understand how our community should respond to such a disaster.