New book on Cascadia subduction zone features UBC professor

Prof. Barbara Lence, a faculty member of the UBC Civil Engineering department, is among the scientists and engineers featured in Cascadia’s Fault, a new book about the Cascadia subduction zone.

This hidden crack in the floor of the Pacific Ocean, running from Vancouver Island to northern California, is the tectonic boundary between two plates of the Earth’s crust that are crashing together. Cascadia’s fault has ruptured from end-to-end (at magnitude 9 or higher) 19 times in the last 10,000 years.

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