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Are We Overdue for a Megaquake?

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Are We Overdue for a Megaquake?

If you live in the U.S. you may have heard that the Pacific Northwest is supposedly overdue for an earthquake of colossal, devastating proportions. If that’s true, how can we better understand the threat and be prepared for the day it comes?

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