Most people think that in the United States, the area around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a "great earthquake" and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Join seismologist Diego Melgar and learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems for the western U.S. (#29994)
K-12 Educational Standards
Standards for Grade(s): 9-12
Dynamic Earth Processes
Why and how earthquakes occur and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude.
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