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Author Yeats, Robert S.
Title Living with earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest / Robert S. Yeats.
Imprint Corvallis, Or. : Oregon State University Press, [1998]
©1998
Edition First edition.

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Subject Earthquake hazard analysis -- Northwest, Pacific.
Earthquakes -- Safety measures.
Description 1 online resource (x, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-302) and index.
Summary "It's only in the past ten years that scientists have discovered that the Pacific Northwest is earthquake country. In Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquake geology in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by one of the world's great earthquake faults - the Cascadia Subduction Zone - which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California." "Beginning with a brief introduction to the geological setting of earthquakes, Yeats leads readers through a lively and lucid narrative that: analyzes earthquake potential in the Pacific Northwest, explores topics ranging from earthquake forecasting to the danger from tsunamis, describes the current level of earthquake preparedness and disaster response, and suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes."--Jacket.
Contents I. Introduction -- II. Strained rock: where earthquakes are likely to strike. A concept of time. Plate tectonics. The origin of earthquakes. The subduction zone: the big one. Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca plate. Earthquakes in the crust: closer to home. Memories of the future: the uncertain art of earthquake forecasting -- III. Shaky ground and big waves. Solid rock and bowls of jello. Tsunami! -- IV. Prevention and countermeasures. Earthquake insurance: hazards, perils, risks, and losses. Is your home ready for an earthquake? Earthquake design of large structures. The federal government and earthquakes. The role of state and local government. Preparing for the next earthquake. An uncertain appointment with a restless earth.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585279039 (electronic bk.)
9780585279039 (electronic bk.)
0870714376 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 45728163
Additional Format Print version: Yeats, Robert S. Living with earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. 1st ed. Corvallis, Or. : Oregon State University Press, ©1998 0870714376 (DLC) 98023913 (OCoLC)39033561
Table of Contents
 Preface 
IIntroduction1
IIStrained Rock: Where Earthquakes Are Likely to Strike5
  A Concept of Time6
  Plate Tectonics13
  The Origin of Earthquakes22
  The Subduction Zone: The Big One39
  Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca Plate63
  Earthquakes in the Crust: Closer to Home77
  Memories of the Future: The Uncertain Art of Earthquake Forecasting113
IIIShaky Ground and Big Waves136
  Solid Rock and Bowls of Jello140
  Tsunami!161
IVPrevention and Countermeasures179
  Earthquake Insurance: Hazards, Perils, Risks, and Losses180
  Is Your Home Ready for an Earthquake?195
  Earthquake Design of Large Structures214
  The Federal Government and Earthquakes229
  The Role of State and Local Government250
  Preparing for the Next Earthquake271
  An Uncertain Appointment with a Restless Earth283
 Glossary287
 Bibliography294
 Index303