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Accretionary Wedge: Guidebooks Galore!

For the August 2013 Accretionary Wedge #59, I asked anyone who reads geology guides, goes on geotourism adventures, or collects fieldtrips to review their books for the good, the bad, and the downright handy. Hollis Marriott of In the Company … Continue reading

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Tsunami on the West Coast

The two main tectonic regions of the west coast of North America are the transverse fault zone area of California, and the subduction zone of the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia). The two zones have very different seismic … Continue reading

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ShakeOut BC

Following the success of ShakeOut in California, we’re stepping up earthquake preparation in the Cascadia subduction zone with Shakeout BC. California is along a transform fault, where the Pacific tectonic plate is sliding past the North American tectonic plate (or … Continue reading

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