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Odds Are One in Three That a Huge Quake Will Hit Northwest in Next 50 Years


May 24, 2010

Tsunami Wave Basin The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and that triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say.  There is more than a one-in-three chance that it will happen within the next 50 years. Full Story

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