Preparing for the Pacific Northwest's Next Major Earthquake

Clip: Season 48 | 6m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or higher hasn’t rumbled beneath the contiguous U.S. in more than 300 years. Now, the Pacific Northwest is due for another "big one." Clues from the past, along with modern-day science, can help coastal Indigenous communities understand the risks and develop novel mitigation strategies.

Aired: 06/30/21

Rating: NR

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