Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Salish Stories and Seismicity in the Pacific NW

Newswise | Native Lore Tells the Tale: There's Been a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: "Archeological sites along the coast have yielded artifacts linked to the Thunderbird and Whale stories that imply seismic events earlier than the 1700 earthquake and tsunami. Geological evidence suggests the Cascadia subduction zone has produced at least seven major earthquakes in the last 3,500 years, the researchers said."