What's the risk of being unprepared for a major earthquake for people living in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area? What kind of losses and damage might occur? To answer these questions, the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) partnered with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) to create a report describing potential impacts to Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties from earthquakes, including a magnitude 9.0+ Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The report provides damage and casualty estimates to buildings, people, and key infrastructure sectors resulting from a major earthquake in the Portland metropolitan region. The study’s estimates of injuries and fatalities, building damages, and other impacts helps communities, the region, and the state better prepare for, respond to, and recover from major earthquakes. Check out the 10-minute video to get a quick overview, or click on the images to get a summary of the impacts or read the full report.
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