The Pacific Northwest may get a massive earthquake in the near future, but it may not happen where you think it could. Scientists recently discovered the Cascadia subduction zone and within it there is a major risk of seismic activity.
The zone is about 30 times the size of California's San Andreas fault and it includes Vancouver Island, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. It also happens to be located in the notorious Ring of Fire area.
Scientists predict there will be an earthquake in the Cascadia subduction zone in the next 50 years. There is also a 1 in 10 chance of that earthquake could be a devastating one.
Some experts predict it will be anywhere between 8.7 and 9.2 with the strong possibility of a tsunami measuring 100 feet high.
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