“I fell down into a burning ring of fire, I went down, down, down and the flames went higher.” Johnny Cash was singing about love not the real Ring of Fire’s death and destruction. The Ring of Fire is an area around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, due to movements of lithospheric plates.
A few weeks back, the Wall Street Journal featured a story which triggered the chilling sensations and forebode of an unseasonably cool August day in Seattle: imminent dark mornings, umbrellas, zipped-up collars, and wiper blades. Against a photo of an FBI team leaving the office of a New York state apartment developer, the piece detailed clever tactics of deception, seemingly from our past financial nightmare of mortgage loan debacles.Read More
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When thinking about the effects of an earthquake, imagine a pebble dropped into a pond. It hits the water creating a circular ripple that weakens the farther it moves from the center.Read More
This past St. Patrick’s Day, you may have felt — or heard about — the small earthquake centered in Mercer Island. Though small, it reminds us that we’re in a region prone to quakes.Read More
It’s widely known that the Puget Sound region is prone to earthquakes. When the Big One (or Little One) strikes, will your properties be adequately covered? A new study, directed by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler, suggests that it may not.Read More