Disaster Zone Podcast: Earthquake Risks in Western Washington

Washington state has the second highest risk in the nation for earthquakes.

When I moved to Washington state 32 years, 11 months and 358 days ago (we arrived on my wife's birthday), I had no idea that Washington state had earthquakes or that Mount Rainier was a volcano. It just looked like a pretty mountain to me!

However, there are earthquakes in this state that are explained in this Disaster Zone podcast: “Earthquake Risks in Western Washington.”

The content of the podcast is described below:

“There are earthquake risks in about every corner of the United States. This podcast looks at earthquakes in Western Washington State. Bill Steele, Director of Communications and Outreach at University of Washington, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is interviewed. In addition to talking about plate tectonics and the three different types of earthquakes the region is subject to, there is a discussion about the most recent work to institute a ShakeAlert System here in Washington State.”
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus for his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest, regionally and cross jurisdictionally.
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