Haiying Gao, Geosciences, was guest editor of a special focus section in the September-October 2015 issue of Seismological Research Letters on the Cascadia Initiative, a four-year deployment of seismometers onshore and offshore in the Pacific Northwest. She says the initiative's preliminary report helps scientists understand what is happening with the two tectonic plates that are colliding in that region and that the new information probably won’t help predict the next big earthquake in the region but it will be helpful in assessing and mitigating tsunamic hazards. Phys.org
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