When a potential disaster story makes it to the MSM it's either: Sensationalizing for ratings Pushing a political agenda Sensationalizing for ratings A really, really, slow news day Sensationalizing for ratings Damn, not even an "Orange Man Bad" story we can run Sensationalizing for ratings Something might actually be going on It's known that the next Cascadia Event is overdue, and the longer it waits the worse it will be. The periodic earthquakes are LARGE (hundreds of miles), LONG (several minutes) and STRONG (> 9.0) and historically change the landscape for hundreds of miles. The report that Oregon State released last year (links somewhere here in SM) basically say that when the next event happens (the last before the US existed) everything west of I-5 will be devastated so badly that it won't be a priority. Basically, in disaster triage, it will have the number "3" written on it's forehead. I urge West Coast Monkeys to check their preps for earthquake (think > 9.0) in the event this wasn't being pushed on the three local networks for ratings or because they couldn't find an "orange man bad" story they could run instead. Small tremors along West Coast could lead to 'big one' "PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A small burst of tremors have been recorded along the West Coast in the last few weeks, causing scientists and geologists to pay close attention. Scott Burns, a professor of geology at Portland State University, tells KOIN 6 this event is "quite interesting." "This is what we call a slow slip type of movement," he said. "The Juan De Fuca Plate is moving underneath us and then all of the sudden, about every 14 months, it stops and it goes in a westerly direction. And as it does that, it creates a lot of tremors. So we are in this slow slip type of movement right now and that's why we're getting a lot of tremors up in Washington, Northern California and then some here in Oregon." About every 14 months this happens, he said. Eventually, the Juan De Fuca Plate will continue going in an easterly direction and "keep building up the stress in the rocks." Burns and other scientists predict the "big one" will likely occur during one of these slow slip events. ..."