joi, 4 martie 2010

AP: Northwest at risk of megaquake like one in Chile

- LOS ANGELES — Just 50 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast is an earthquake hotspot that threatens to unleash on Seattle, Portland and Vancouver the kind of damage that has shattered Chile.
The fault has been dormant for more than 300 years, but when it awakens — tomorrow or decades from now — the consequences could be devastating. Full story:

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