We all know about the Juan de Fuca fault lurking 75 miles to our west. We also realize what could happen if it decides to act up! But there might be more to learn.
In some instances, Chris Goldfinger, a geologist from Oregon State University, theorizes that an earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone could trigger a similar quake on the San Andreas fault to the south.
It seems that two of the west coast’s biggest earthquake faults may have far more interaction than previously thought. Follow this link to the complete story by Kate Williams published in The Oregonian/OregonianLive.