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CREW has published several scenarios and planning guidelines to help communities visualize what future earthquakes could look like in the Cascadia Region.

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We are a coalition of private and public representatives working together to reduce the effects of earthquakes and related hazards, such as tsunami, throughout the Cascadia Region.

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The success of CREW hinges on interested individuals and organizations taking part in making the Cascadia region more resilient to future earthquakes.

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The CREW community has expertise in all aspects of earthquakes and their impacts to communities. Check out our Board of Directors and contact us if you want to learn more about earthquakes in the Cascadia region.

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CREW brings together researchers, practitioners and citizens from northern California to British Columbia to help our region plan for earthquakes and become more resilient to these events. We:

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March 27, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake.   On March 27, 1964 at 5:36 pm local time a magnitude 9.2 earthquake began, ultimately breaking a fault about 400 miles long and a few 100 miles wide, rupturing from beyond the western edge of Kodiak Island to the eastern side of Prince William Sound and from well offshore inland to Upper Cook Inlet. The earthquake lasted approximately 4.5 minutes and is the largest earthquake in U.S.


February 28th marks the anniversary of the Nisqually Earthquake. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8, a depth of 52 km, with a hypocenter about 17.8 km NE of Olympia, Washington.  A clearinghouse with information about this earthquake can be found here.  


The earthquake sequence that struck the city of Christchurch and surrounding Canterbury region in 2010-2011 has had unprecedented impacts in all spheres of New Zealand society.  The Canterbury earthquake sequence had many geologically remarkable characteristics, with ramifications for all aspects of li