- Article from The New Yorker - “When the Cascadia fault line ruptures, it could be our worst natural disaster in recorded history” ... READ IT “If, on that occasion, only the southern part of the Cascadia subduction zone gives way ... the magnitude of the resulting quake will be somewhere between 8.0 and 8.6. That’s the BIG ONE. If the entire zone gives way at once, an event that seismologists call a full-margin rupture, the magnitude will be somewhere between 8.7 and 9.2. That’s the VERY BIG ONE. Kenneth Murphy, when he was interviewed for the article, and who had directed FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA.gov www.fema.gov/) - (Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.) Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska), says, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” (The Editor of this note – SGW) adds that, in the CSZ - Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Juan de Fuca Plate continues all the way up to the Nootka Fault, midway up Vancouver Island's West Coast. There is another tectonic plate to the north, the Explorer Plate as well as the south, the Gorda Plate. The problem, you see, is that the land under our feet is NOT really “as firm as the ground we walk on”.
- It is the North American Plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Bering Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean. It starts in the east, at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and covers the area westward to the Chersky Range in eastern Siberia. The plate includes both continental and oceanic crust. And, it moving inexorable to the west at between a speed of 15-25 mm (0.59-0.98 inches relative to the African Plate; and Next to the Pacific Plate which it running up against in the west 75,900,000 km2 (29,300,000 sq mi)
- Of special note: Cascadia's Fault The Deathly Earthquake That Will Devastate North America By Thompson, Jerry Book - 2011
- The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. At 103 million square kilometres (40,000,000 sq mi), it is the largest tectonic plate.
Type Major Approx. Area 103,300,000 km2 (39,900,000 sq mi) Movement1 north-west Speed1 56–102 mm (2.2–4.0 in)/year
|North America, Greenland, Bering Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean|
1Relative to the African Plate
|Approx. Area||75,900,000 km2 (29,300,000 sq mi)|
|Speed1||15–25 mm (0.59–0.98 in)/year|
- 2mm and 11 millimetres per year, while the Pacific Plates (including the Juan de Fuca, Explorer and Gorda Plates are subducting (pushing under) the northern part of the North American Plate; while at the same time it is pushing it back towards the east and lifting it up the North American Plate. In Western Canada and the United States Pacific Northwest the Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest at a speed of between 7 and 11 centimetres (cm) or ~3-4 inchesIt is the North American Tectonic Plate which is moving inexorable to the west at between 2mm and 11 millimetres per year, while the Pacific Plates (including the Juan de Fuca, Explorer and Gorda Plates are subducting (pushing under) the northern part of the North American Plate; while at the same time it is pushing it back towards the east and lifting it up the North American Plate. In Western Canada and the United States Pacific Northwest the Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest at a speed of between 7 and 11 centimetres (cm) or ~3-4 inches a year. , also see my post herein on Friday, February 26, 2016 - Many of Our Grandchildren Are Going To Die, Any Day Now , see also, Video - Earthquake Smart 3 with CBC News Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe
- Afflicted DVD
- Aftershock DVD - 2011 | Chinese
- The American Earthquake : A Documentary Of The Twenties And Thirties By Wilson, Edmund Book 973.915 WIL
- At Risk Earthquakes and Tsunamis on the West Coast By Clague, J. J. Book - 2006 This book is the story of the powerful earth forces at work in the western and off-shore areas of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, with special emphasis on earthquakes and tsunamis and how they threaten the people who live in these areas. It offers timely and important information for these people and for anyone interested in the interplay between the forces of nature and cities. It provides information on why there are earthquakes and why they are common on the west coast of North America. It describes the giant earthquakes that will likely occur off the coast and the tsunamis that they may trigger. It also describes the destructive earthquakes that could take place on faults close to Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and Victoria. It provides information on the many effects of earthquakes, including ground shaking, landslides, and liquefaction, and societal and individual measures that can be taken to reduce the damage and loss of life from earthquakes and tsunamis.
- *Bible, I use my own personal NIV Study Bible – The New International Version [NIV] of Bible which you can also read for free online: Read the New International Version Bible Free Online. This very modern Bible comes in many languages, many of those with an audio tracks so that you can listen to the Bible being read and in many different languages, (turn on your speakers, then click the speaker icon ). (See the bottom of this page for more details.)
- The Book of Natural Disasters Book - 1994 j551 BOO
- Destination Vancouver DVD - 2006 | Multiple languages
- Earth Book - 2003
- Earth DVD - 2003 | Hindi
- Earth The Definitive Visual Guide Book - 2013
- Earthquake Architecture New Construction Techniques for Earthquake Disaster Prevention Book - 2000
- Emergency Preparedness Awareness & Survival DVD - 2012
- Extreme Earth [the Land Splits Open, Volcanoes Erupt, Tornadoes Destroy, Rivers Overflow Book - 2003
- The Encyclopedia of Earth A Complete Visual Guide Book - 2008
- The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science Book - 2000
- A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia Volume 2, Sites Within A Day's Drive of Vancouver By Hudson, Richard Book - 2006
- Haeundae Tsunami DVD - 2009 | Korean
- History of the World in Two Hours DVD - 2012
- How to Survive A Plague DVD - 2013
- Hukkle a bizarre murder mystery DVD - 2005 | Hungarian (has a scene with a minor earthquake)
- Italy's Mystery Mountains DVD - 2014
- Living in Emergency Stories of Doctors Without Borders DVD - 2011
- Mount St. Helens Holocaust Book - 1980
- Residential Guide to Earthquake Resistance Book - 1998 693.852 RES
- March Was Made of Yarn Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown Book - 2012 551.22 MAR
- Miracle Planet Episode 3, New Frontiers PT.3 OF 4 DVD - 2005
- Miracle Planet Episode 4, Extinction & Rebirth PT.4 OF 5 DVD - 2005
- Pompeii DVD - 2014
- Quivering Quakes By Richards, J. Book - 2001 This series takes a fresh approach to this popular topic and gives it a global view. Each year a natural disaster occurs somewhere and students are curious to know more. Some of the special features of the series include dramatic photos. of the disasters and interesting text. For middle-upper primary (in British Columbia, that means Grades 4 to 6, aged 9 to 11 years).
- Revolution Revolution DVD - 2013
- Ring of Fire DVD - 2006
- Salish Sea A Handbook for Educators Book - 2001
- CNVL - San Andreas Quake as a downloadable Video - 2015 HOOPLA MOVIE Click here to access Hoopla Movie, DNVL San Andreas DVD – 2015, and San Andreas DVD at WVNL - 2015
- Shimmy Shake Earthquake Don't Forget to Dance Poems Book - 1992 j811.008 SHI
- Stranded The Andes crash survivors in their own words DVD - 2009 | Spanish
- This Gulf of Fire The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason By Molesky, Mark Book - 2015 "On All Saints Day of 1755, the tremors from a magnitude 8.5 earthquake swept furiously from its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Iberian Peninsula. Nowhere was it felt more than in Lisbon, then the thriving capital of a great global empire. In a few minutes most of Lisbon was destroyed--but that was only the beginning. A tsunami swept away most of the ruined coast along the Tagus River and carried untold souls out to sea. When fire broke out across the city, the surviving Lisboetas were subject to a firestorm reaching temperatures over 1,832 degrees F.” Of course, the sewage systems failed and within days illness spread.
- Tsunami Killer Wave DVD - 2005
- The Unthinkable Who Survives When Disaster Strikes-- and Why By Ripley, Amanda Book - 2008 It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. ¶ Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality-anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of-ultimately matter? ¶ Amanda Ripley, an award-winning journalist for Time magazine who has covered some of the most devastating disasters of our age, set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation. In this magnificent work of investigative journalism, Ripley retraces the human response to some of history's epic disasters . . . .
- Volcanoes Book - 2003
- Yokohama Burning The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire That Helped Forg the Path to World War II By Hammer, Joshua Book - 2006 Yokohama Burning is the story of the worst natural disaster of the twentieth century: the earthquakes, fires, and tsunamis of September 1923 that destroyed Yokohama and most of Tokyo and killed 140,000 people during two days of horror. The earthquake started at two minutes to noon on Saturday, September 1, 1923. ... in a mighty shake of the earth, the world as they knew it ended. When the temblor struck, poorly constructed buildings fell instantly, crushing to death thousands of people or pinning them in the wreckage. Minutes later, a great wall of water washed over coastal resort towns, inundating people without warning. Chemicals exploded, charcoal braziers overturned, neighborhoods of flimsy wooden houses went up in flames. With water mains broken, fire brigades could only look on helplessly as the inferno spread. Of course, the sewage systems failed and within days illness spread.