Cascadia subduction zone

Illustration looking at an angle along a section of coastline to show the underground features along an active fault zone.

Detailed Description

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia has hosted magnitude ≥8.0 megathrust earthquakes in the geologic past; a future earthquake is imminent, and the potential impacts could cripple the region. Subduction zone earthquakes represent some of the most devastating natural hazards on Earth. Image credit: USGS


Image Dimensions: 480 x 278

Location Taken: US