Episode 13: Cascadia

This week: how we learned about the great Cascadia earthquake, and why we can't seem to get ready for it.

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Lots of other people have written about the Cascadia subduction zone, and what it means for the Pacific Northwest. A few of the ones we mentioned in the episode include The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 - which David Yamaguchi is one of the authors of, and the 2015 New Yorker article by Kathryn Schulz.

If you're looking for some simple things to do to get ready for the next earthquake, check out this guide to putting together an emergency kit! Also, standing in a doorway during an earthquake is apparently actually a terrible idea.

Music in this episode was composed by Malcolm Rosenthal. Artwork was drawn by Jackie Sojico.