Monday, March 16, 2015

How Big Is A 9.0 Earthquake?


How Big Is A 9.0 Earthquake?

Published on Mar 10, 2015

Seismologists say there's a 37 percent chance a magnitude 8.0 or 9.0 earthquake could hit Oregon* (and this would include all of the North West Canadian and United States Pacific Coast) in the next 50 years. It's hard to imagine the power of these earthquakes. So, let's break it down with sand.

* This would include all of the North West Canadian and the United States Pacific Coast from Northern Vancouver Island to Northern California.

Video production: John Rosman, Ryan Haas
Camera operators: Alan Slyvestre, Jason Bernert, John Rosman
Audio and technical assistance: Randy Layton