Eugene City Club discusses earthquake preparedness

Speakers visited the Eugene City Club Friday to discuss earthquakes, economic impact, and local preparedness.

Posted: Mar 9, 2018 5:34 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2018 5:35 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene City Club discussed earthquakes and local preparedness at a meeting on Friday.

According to geologists, there have been quakes of magnitude 8 or 9 every 200 years or so in the region, but Cascadia has not had one in 318 years.

Researchers warned that a magnitude 8 or greater has the potential to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

Speakers at Friday's meeting discussed some of the economic implications of such a disaster.

"Just trying to put a lot of ideas out there in order to generate more public knowledge," said Steve Robinson, the President of Cascadia Prepared.

Robinson also discussed the actions public and private entities can take to help reduce the negative impact on local, regional, and state economies.

For more information on this topic, you can go to Cascadia Prepared's website.

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