Sunday, May 01, 2005

The Kings Range, Pacific northwest tsunami creation zone

At the southern most end of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, off Northern California, is The Kings Range.

A very young, very steep and up to 4,000 foot high wild coastal range, created by the Mendocino Triple Junction where the Gorda Plate, North American Plate, and the Pacific plate meet. The San Andreas fault begins here, as does the CSZ.

I'd place big bets that these landslide prone, super heavy rainfall collecting young near vertical inclining mountains are more than capable of dramatically increasing the size of a locally produced tsunami.


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