(INTELLIHUB) — United States Geological Survey data reveals that an area just south of California’s Salton Sea has become inundated with more than 600 earthquakes in the last several days, prompting fears that the big one may be coming next.
Hundreds of earthquakes were recorded over the weekend, one as large as a magnitude 4.9, alarming residents.
In addition, two M5.9 earthquakes recently struck off of the Oregan Coast, adding to speculation that the Cascadia Subduction Zone may also be ready to go, which could wipe out everything west of Interstate 5, according to Shepard Smith, who covered the matter on Fox News.
During the segment, Smith warned that scientists are “all in agreement” that a “wall of water will slam into the Pacific Northwest,” as he read a passage out of The New Yorker authored by .
Smith maintains, “everything west of the Interstate 5 will be toast” if the Cascadia Subduction Zone gets triggered. “One million buildings will be destroyed.”
Smith admits the Northwest is “decades overdue” for a major tsunami, and liquefaction event, with waves that could reach as high as 600-700 feet.
Seventy-thousand people live in the inundation zone and could lose their lives in the blink of an eye if worst came to worst.
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku appeared on the broadcast and explained the dangers and power-packed by a subduction zone earthquake. Kaku told viewers that he would think twice before living in the Pacific Northwest.
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