The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. BY KATHRYN SCHULZ Published by¬†http://www.newyorker.com When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room … More The Really Big One