I’m always wondering, behind the scenes, when the ‘Big One’ or another lesser, but still damaging earthquake, will hit the Willamette Valley.
Sure we’ve had our typical small ‘micro-quakes’ like the one that rumbled under Sauvie Island on Friday November 16, 2012.
But if you think about, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a damaging quake like the Spring Break Quake in Oregon. Or the Nisqually Quake in Washington. And apparently, I’m not the only one wondering what that means…check out this blog post from the folks who track our northwest quakes at the University Of Washington:
Six-year drought of large Pacific Northwest earthquakes
November 11, 2012
by John Vidale
With the numerous big quakes around us in the last few weeks: the M7.7 up the coast; the M6.3 off Vancouver Island; and the M7.4 with loads of aftershocks near Guatemala, we’ve been struck by the quiet in Oregon and Washington since network manager Paul Bodin and I arrived in 2006. Read the rest of this blog post.