Analytical Baseline Study for the Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami

This document analyzes the possible cascading effects of a Cascadia Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, in the Pacific Northwest. It discusses the projected impacts on various infrastructure sectors including energy, transportation, telecommunications, and health. The document also analyzes how damage to one sector can inhibit repairs in another. It touches on what infrastructure is susceptible to damage from soil liquefaction, landslides, tsunamis, etc., and how severe the damage is expected to be. The analysis concludes the most severe effects would be to human life and the telecommunications and petroleum sectors, and that coastal areas would take the longest to recover.

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