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SEATTLE — Those living in the Northwest know the next big earthquake could happen at any time. However, an article in the New Yorker takes that threat a step further, detailing what will happen when it does hit.
Experts say older buildings and structures in Seattle, like the Alaska Way Viaduct, would be most vulnerable during an earthquake, but they don’t believe the devastation is going to be like anything depicted in the movies.
The New Yorker article discusses the possibility of a major earthquake and its impact, quoting FEMA’s regional director, Kenneth Murphy, as saying, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.”
John Vidale is the state’s seismologist, and he has his own idea of what that means.
“The article had a lot of good information in it and there is a lot of real risk and a lot of…
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