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Posted on: December 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness

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Be aware. Be prepared.

The last Cascadia Subduction Zone event—Magnitude 8.0 to 9.1—was January 26, 1700 (322 years ago), and they happen about every 280 to 350 years. It’s time to get ready.

A still from the virtual reality simulation of the Cascadia Earthquake.

Credit Alan Dennis (Cropped from original)


Preparing for the Cascadia Subduction Zone Event

OSU Extension’s free, self-guided online training program features four modules:

  • Module 1: Be Aware
  • Module 2: Know What to Do
  • Module 3: Take Steps to Prepare
  • Module 4: Community leaders and volunteers, this is for you!
Go to the online training program

What you need to know

When the Cascadia Earthquake occurs, services will be likely be interrupted for at least two weeks in Oregon, if not longer. Oregonians can take steps to get ready by planning and preparing yourself and your community.

Link to Oregon State University website
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