“What If?”
KOMO-TV 4 examines the affects of an earthquake and tsunami in Seattle

“What if a major earthquake hit the Seattle area? What if a tsunami followed? Would you be prepared? Do you know what to do to stay as safe as possible and to survive a potentially catastrophic event?”

Watch here: KOMO-TV 4 Special which aired on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

Read more from KOMO-TV 4 in Seattle, “FEMA computer predicts massive damage from Seattle quake” posted August 13, 2011. By Manuel Valdes, Associated Press.

– UPDATE: October 22, 2013
“Study: 8,000 Seattle buildings face landslide threat in big quake”
“You already know Seattle is due for a devastating earthquake, but a new study shows one more thing to worry about: Landslides.

Published Tuesday [Oct. 22] in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the study found that damage from earthquake-triggered landslides will be worse and more widespread in Seattle than previously thought.

The study focused on the Seattle Fault, a 30-mile fracture that runs east-west through Seattle, under CenturyLink Field and over to Issaquah. Capable of inflicting mass damage, it’s due for another rupture, but no one knows when.

‘A major quake along the Seattle Fault is among the worst case scenarios for the area since the fault runs just south of downtown,’ said Kate Alltstadt, a University of Washington doctoral student and co-author of the study,” quoting Vanessa Ho in the Seattle P-I.
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