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Cascadia's earthquake anniversary: Are we ready for the next big one?

Today marks the 323rd anniversary of the devastating Cascadia earthquake that struck the Oregon coast in 1700. With an estimated magnitude of 8.7 to 9.2, this megaquake caused severe shaking and land to drop by a staggering 6 feet. Just 15-25 minutes later, a massive tsunami hit the shoreline, causing even more destruction.

Though experts can't say when the next "big one" will occur, they do agree that the region is overdue for another catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. That's why state and local officials are urging residents to take this anniversary as a reminder to be prepared.

Creating a disaster plan and making sure you have emergency supplies on hand are crucial steps in being ready for the next big earthquake. It's important to know what to do in case of power outages, landslides, and tsunamis, and to have a plan for evacuation if necessary.

Don't wait until it's too late to be prepared. Take the time to mark this anniversary by creating a disaster plan and making sure you're ready for an emergency. Your family and community will thank you for it.

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