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New discovery at Cascadia Subduction Zone threatens to unleash 9.0 earthquake

Cascadia Subduction Zone

NEWPORT, OR., April 20, 2023—Researchers at the University of Washington discovered a unique underwater spring, approximately 50 miles off the coast of Oregon, that is leaking a warm, chemically distinct, liquid from the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault. Researchers theorize this liquid acts as a sort of “tectonic lubricant” that could pose catastrophic consequences to the […]

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