The Earthquake that will Level Seattle

My nephew lives in Seattle, so I was not excited to read that there is likely to be a massive earthquake sometime in the next 50 years — more massive than what’s likely to happen on the San Adreas fault — that may level the city of Seattle and much of the northern west coast of the United States of America.

The New Yorker Magazine has a longer article about this, authored by Kathryn Schultz, that is very persuasive.

This is really bad news. And not just because my nephew lives in Seattle. This one isn’t even dependent on climate change, which will ruin many another coast line. This is just independent bad news.

And most likely we, as a nation, will do what we always do when we hear bad news, especially bad news from scientists: we will bury our heads in the sand.

Good luck Seattle!

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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