Resources

There are so many resources available about the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Below are some of my favorites!

Do 1 Thing
Sign up for monthly preparedness reminders and start taking small steps toward getting prepared.

FREE Geology 101 College Term
Class taught by Professor Nick Zentner from UW. No, this free version does not get you actual college credits. However, it is an excellent learning opportunity.

Get #2WeeksReady Challenge – City of Salem
Being 2-weeks-ready isn’t for Extreme Preppers. It’s for the rest of us.

Oregon State University’s O-Help
What’s your location’s risk of severe shaking, landslides, or liquefaction?

Oregon State University: Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness
The OSU Extension Office has a FREE self-guided training program on Preparing for a CSZ event! You can find a link to the program, along with a wealth of other preparedness resources in this link.

FEMA’s Protective Actions Research
Information on over 380 protective actions you can take to prepare for disasters

OPB Movie to watch: Unprepared: An Oregon Field Guide Special
Watch this movie. Seriously.

Resiliency 2025
Improving Our Readiness for the Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami—”When the next Cascadia subduction zone earthquake strikes the Pacific Northwest, Oregon will face the greatest challenge of our lifetimes.”

Easy-Build Handwashing Station, With Videos
“The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 1 sanitation station for every 20 people. If you have fewer than that, people start getting sick. So, a stack of 5 Handwashing Stations can help protect 100 people.”

EWEB (Eugene Water & Electric Board)
EWEB raffles off cool and useful emergency preparedness supplies each month!

Facebook group to join: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Discussion Group
Moderated by true experts in the field!

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) Tremor Map
This map is updated by the PNSN around 6:00pm each day

When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World
“What became known as the Great Chilean Earthquake revealed something new about the planet — that the world itself can vibrate like a guitar string. The seismic waves went through every part of the globe, even its core. And because they were so strong, scientific instruments from around the world picked up the signal. When it was over, seismologists realized the earthquake had given them a window into Earth’s structure. Nature had given the planet something like an ultrasound scan.”

U.S. Resiliency Council
This page is filled with videos and webinars. Check out the May Episode – The Science and Innovation of Resilience to see information about the State Treasury building in Salem, Oregon. Project details are available on their Oregon Treasury Resiliency Building page. Thank you to Byron Williams for sharing the project information!

FEMA Preparedness Webinars
“Watch previously recorded webinars that focus on topics impacting individual and community preparedness. These sessions are a collaborative effort between FEMA Region 2 and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division.”

EOS research
Discusses subduction zone characteristics of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Nankai Trough, the Middle America trench, the Alaska–Aleutian Subduction Zone, and the Hikurangi Subduction Zone. It’s worth a read!

Central Oregon Geosciences Society
(COGS) 2021 webinar series is full of talks worth watching. For a CSZ specific video, check out: The Next Great Cascadia Earthquake – How did we get here?

Japan Times
Article: Tectonic wobbles and muddy deposits: The seismic clues leading up to 3/11 (Wobbles = slow-slips. The wobble before the 2011 quake was sizably larger than their norm.)

Earthquake and Tsunami Community Disaster Cache Planning Guide
Released in May of 2021 by DOGAMI & OEM, this guide covers design, implementation, maintenance, and deployment considerations, covering everything from budgets to morgue examples.