Science at Cal Lecture: The Really Big One

Oregon coastline is in danger of a tsunami due to the big earthquake predicted to strike along the west coast.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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.