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A massive earthquake followed by a powerful tsunami is likely to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study warns – and it’s expected to kill as many as 10,000 people and cause as much as $32 billion in damages. The new report issued by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission says it’s only a matter of time before a devastating mega-quake hits the Pacific Northwest, threatening coastal communities in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

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  1. Kit Miyamoto March 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I witnessed the total devastation caused by unexpected magnitude of Tsunami in East Japan 2 years as a part of Tokyo Institute of Technology team. We have learned a lot of lessons from the tragedy. We really need to use the knowledge to mitigate the risk in North West coast line in US. Then 20,000 lost lives and countless lost cities in Tohoku will not be in vain.

    Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, S.E.
    President & CEO , Miyamoto International, Inc.
    Earthquake Structural Engineers

    California Seismic Safety Commissioner
    Global Earthquake Model Board Member

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