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Welcome to the
Earthquake Project!


There is a fault line just off the Pacific Coast that runs approximately 700 miles up along the coastline of the Pacific Northwest starting in California and extends up into Vancouver Island, Canada. This is known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ). At the heart of the Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) lies the state of Oregon. Due to its position in the CSZ, the state of Oregon and its population of roughly 4,200,000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2019) are in immense danger due to the looming threat of the Cascadia earthquake.

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The Earthquake Project was born from a thesis that the film's director wrote while in graduate school at the University of Chicago (UC). The thesis' focus was on finding the most efficient ways to help people, help themselves before disaster strikes.

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Our mission is to get 100,000 Partners Prepared.

That is, 100,000 individuals who are prepared with the basics for a 9.0+ earthquake.

How to Join the Pledge:

1. Understand the real threat that natural disasters pose, and raise the awareness of those around you.

2. Sharing that knowledge to your friends and family. Children must know the basic: Drop & Cover.

3. Family Plan: everyone in your household makes a evacuation plan, reunification plan, and a written contact list for out-of-state family and friends.

4. At least two weeks of water, or at least a water purification system, like iodine or chlorine.

These are the simplest and nearly free steps you take today to help protect your community in the future.

Join us and become one of 100,000  Partners Prepared!

Links, articles, apps, and more for you to explore!

Did you know...

In 1985, the Michoacan Mexican earthquake, a Magnitude 8.1, was strong enough to slosh water out

of the Univ. of Arizona's

pool over 1,240 mi. away!

Did you know...

Earth is not alone. Moonquakes happen the same as earthquakes, except on the moon. However, they are usually smaller than the ones we get on Earth.

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