2012 Haida Gwaii Quake: Insight Into Cascadia's Subduction Extent
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 9, pages 85–86, 26 February 2013
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2013), 2012 Haida Gwaii Quake: Insight Into Cascadia's Subduction Extent, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(9), 85.(
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- interplate seismicity;
The limits of Cascadia were first defined to contain nearly the entire margin of the Pacific Northwest, from Cape Mendocino through the Alaska Panhandle [Schuchert, 1910; Schuchert and Barrell, 1914]. Since that time, the boundary of Cascadia has shrunk to become essentially synonymous with the region where the Juan de Fuca plate subducts beneath the North American plate. As a consequence, seismic hazard assessments in the Pacific Northwest have conventionally focused on the potential for large megathrust earthquakes along the interface of the Juan de Fuca and North American plates.