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Could a predicted Seattle earthquake be the 'Big One'?

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Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake in Sylmar, California.
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Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake in Sylmar, California (1994).

A recent New Yorker piece about the very big earthquake that the Cascadia fault line could cause is making the rounds of the Internet, and terrifying readers.

Forget San Andreas.

The Cascadia subduction zone is the scariest fault line you may have never heard of.

A recent New Yorker piece about a very big earthquake that Cascadia could cause is making its rounds of the Internet, and terrifying readers. 

Host A Martinez spoke with Caltech seismologist Dr. Jen Andrews about the Cascadia subduction zone. Host Alex Cohen also talked to Ashley Gross, KPLU's business and labor reporter, about how she and other Seattleites are reacting to the New Yorker article.

Click on the blue player to listen to the interviews.

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