Referencing the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in the OPB documentary Unprepared, Dr. Chris Goldfinger says,
Japan is a great example of how an earthquake like this, as bad as it is, is survivable. And to just throw up your hands and say ‘we’re all gonna die’, is wrong.
I love that quote!
We’re not doomed, but denial is not a preparation strategy either. A Cascadia Subduction Zone megaquake is a very real threat to our region.
It’s critically important to understand the risk of that threat.
After all, we prepare (or don’t prepare) based on our perceived risk. For that reason alone, understanding it is key to Surviving Cascadia.