FEMA Preparing For Magnitude 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake, Tsunami

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”.  In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously.  According to the final draft of the Cascadia Rising drill plan, those five exercises are entitled “Ardent Sentry 2016″, “Vigilant Guard”, “Special Focus Exercise”, “Turbo Challenge” and “Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore”. 

The primary scenario that of all of these participants will be focusing on will be one that involves a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone followed by a giant tsunami that could displace up to a million people from northern California to southern Canada.


We have never seen such a disaster before in all of U.S. history.

Do they know something that the rest of us do not?

It is funny that they are preparing to deal with the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, because that is precisely the size of earthquake that I warned about in an article back in March.

The San Andreas Fault in southern California gets more headlines, but the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a much larger threat by far.  This fault zone is where the Juan de Fuca plate meets the North American plate, and it stretches approximately 700 miles from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California.

If a magnitude 9.0 earthquake were to strike, the immense shaking and subsequent tsunami would cause damage on a scale that is hard to even imagine right now.  Perhaps this is why FEMA feels such a need to get prepared for this type of disaster, because the experts assure us that it is most definitely coming someday.  The following comes from the official website of the “Cascadia Rising” exercise…

A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.


June 7-10, 2016 Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at all levels of government and the private sector will activate to conduct a simulated field response operation within their jurisdictions and with neighboring communities, state EOCs, FEMA, and major military commands.

If you don’t think that the scenario that they are studying is realistic, perhaps you should consider the fact that the largest earthquake in the history of the continental United States stuck along the Cascadia Subduction Zone back in 1700.  The following comes from CNN

In fact, “the Cascadia” already has made history, causing the largest earthquake in the continental United States on January 26, 1700. That’s when the Cascadia unleashed one of the world’s biggest quakes, causing a tsunami so big that it rampaged across the Pacific and damaged coastal villages in Japan.

Yes, we all remember the big Hollywood blockbuster about the San Andreas fault.  But if they wanted to be more realistic, they should have made the movie about the Cascadia Subduction Zone.  According to a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University, the Cascadia Subduction Zone has the potential to create an earthquake “almost 30 times more energetic” than anything the San Andreas Fault can produce…

Everyone knows the Cascadia’s cousin in California: the San Andreas Fault. It gets all the scary glamor, with even a movie this year, “San Andreas,” dramatizing an apocalypse in the western U.S.


Truth is, the San Andreas is a lightweight compared with the Cascadia.


The Cascadia can deliver a quake that’s many times stronger — plus a tsunami.


“Cascadia can make an earthquake almost 30 times more energetic than the San Andreas to start with, and then it generates a tsunami at the same time, which the side-by-side motion of the San Andreas can’t do,” said Chris Goldfinger, a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University.

And the kind of tsunami that would be created by such a massive quake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone would absolutely dwarf the massive tsunami that struck Japan back in 2011.  In fact, an article in the New Yorker quoted the head of the FEMA division that oversees Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska as saying that “everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast”…

If the entire zone gives way at once, an event that seismologists call a full-margin rupture, the magnitude will be somewhere between 8.7 and 9.2. That’s the very big one.


…By the time the shaking has ceased and the tsunami has receded, the region will be unrecognizable. Kenneth Murphy, who directs FEMA’s Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, says, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.”


In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people.

We live at a time when the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  

All over the world the Ring of Fire is roaring to life, and the Cascadia Subduction Zone lies directly along the Ring of Fire.  Just last week, I wrote about the alarming earthquake swarms that we have seen directly under Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, and now we have learned that FEMA is about to hold a major drill that is going to simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet in height.

Of course most Americans aren’t concerned about this threat at all.

Most Americans just assume that life will continue to go on normally just as it always has.

But I happen to agree with the experts that are promising us that an absolutely massive earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone will strike someday, and when that happens life in America will be permanently altered.

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Barry Freed's picture

Bullish for the blood donation industry.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This is excellent.  I'm gonna have hours of Youtube videos of paranoids having full level 12 meltdowns.  Hours of entertainment. 

Supernova Born's picture

A demographic earthquake and an immigrant tsunami. Mother Nature's got nothing on the globalist oligarch employers of Big Tech.

WordSmith2013's picture

Something is defintiely brewing ....


North American Continent Begins CRACKING in Wyoming East of Yellowstone Volcano


PICs don't lie ... and tell a much deeper story of either tectonic shifting or Yellowstone volcanism.


N. B. Forrest's picture

I was enjoying the story until they mentioned Tsunami preparation in Idaho.  WTF?


There just happens to be a mountain range between the coast and Idaho, and the Columbia river is covered in dams, that will stop any surge. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) N. B. Forrest May 31, 2016 7:57 AM

People don't talk about it but this fault is most likely to go and big.

Fukushima Sam's picture

Yes, Snyder, they know something we don't because we don't read and when we do we don't believe good science because bad science has ruined trust.

Evidence collected by scientists show a clear pattern of devastating Cascadia earthquakes about every 240 - 400 years and we are about 300 years since the last one in 1700. That earthquake's effects are recorded by things like dead trees and Japanese records of a Tsunami with no earthquake in Japan.

Prophet of Rage's picture

Mother Nature doesn't run on anyone's damn schedule. Let alone a government agency's.

mickeyman's picture

It doesn't run on a schedule, but it's a matter of probability. With a roughly 300 year recurrence interval, you consider 1/300 chance of it happening in any given year. That seems pretty unlikely, but if you start planning infrastructure builds like nuclear power plants that you expect to last 30 years, you have a roughly 10% chance of it happening in the plant's lifetime.

Manthong's picture

Pacific Northwest…

Oh, the liberal humanity!

Majestic12's picture

"Lots of times they manage to go live."

Anyone notice this date is the Demo Primary?

Clintons playing the HAARP again?

It worked in Haiti...The Clinton Foundation is running the county as a sweat shop helping US corps ship more jobs out of the country....

A good shake will keep Sanders supporters from the polls...in the name of "earthquake safety"...

The stuffed "absentee" and provisional ballots are "counted", Clinton will be the victor!

No need to "actually" vote, people, we'll take it from here...

Prophet of Rage's picture

You consider a 1/300 chance of it happening in any given year.

This is what is known as the gambler's fallacy, the ludic fallacy would also work in this case.

mickeyman's picture

If you guys are lucky, it will sweep all that radioactive shit from Fukushima back to Japan.

OceanX's picture

Well, that should take care of their water problems,


greenskeeper carl's picture

That should also take care of vancouvers housing bubble.

dark pools of soros's picture

The surge will be all the Starbucks hipsters looking for lattes and free wifi in potato country...  gotta prepare


giovanni_f's picture

thy should ask the Russians and Cubans to take care of these things. It will cost a fraction and comes with a guaranteed service level

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Haus-Targaryen: Not a laughing matter for those of us who live in the Portland area, smart ass. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Definitely not, I can imagine.  I'm not laughing at the situation, I am laughing at the William Mount's of the internet who would say that the Chinese and the US and the shape shifters have used a chemtrail airplane to drop a super nuclear warhead created by the Illuminati into the trench to blow up it which will lead to world wide martial law, 7.5 billion people dead etc., etc., etc., 

These people are excellent entertainment material. 

Ghordius's picture

good one, Haus "a super nuclear warhead created by the Illuminati"

OT: does someone here on ZH know how to get rid of... ankle biters?

CPL's picture

Naw they are running the Blue Kachina script.  The big reset button.  I'd stay off the oceans and coastlines.

wildbad's picture

michael snyder - "do they know something that we don't"

no..other than it is helpful to prepare for emergencies beforehand "BIG RED EMERGENCY ALERT BUTTON" snyder.

open ended and unanswered questions are a typical hyteria device employed by yourself in all of your articles.  you should leanr to draw distinctions between what you know and what you fear. there are conspiracies but not everything is one.

Prisoners_dilemna's picture

Answer is yes.

Solar activity induces earthquakes on earth. THe sun goes thru its own natural cycles, sometimes that means nice Auroras, sometimes it means (like the last few days) lots of earthquales and volvanoes going off.

Learn more about it here, https://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderboltsProject  particularly the Earth SUn SOlar connection movies.


in conspiracy news, 74 NASA scientist killed over the last year.

THunderbolts project also upends our understanding of BIble based religions. ANy groups with an interest in making sure that doesnt happen??

A Pimp's love is different's picture

"Not a laughing matter for those of us who live in the Portland area"


Is your avatar your 'worried' face? & here's a suggestion, 'move away from Portland' and laugh more!


Anyway, is that you LennonH?

Prisoners_dilemna's picture



Usually magnetic field lines leave the sun then reconnect to the sun. In coronal holes the  field lines leave the sun and connect to bodies in the solar system. We've been experiencing these magnetic fields the past few days.


Mars is also in opposition making the whole situation that much worse.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Not to mention Uranus being prolapsed. 

Prisoners_dilemna's picture

Yeah,  that's a shitty situation.   ;p

So is learning that your fear of an eternal boogey man is totally misguided and based off a radical game of telephone.

booboo's picture

"Volvanoes" ?
Oh my, magma slinging tornados. Then the sharknados come mommy?
Yes dear, then cometh the end. Now sleep tight.

Prisoners_dilemna's picture

Volvanoes and earthquales both!!!!   lol

Raging Debate's picture

Prisoners Dilema - I agree, solar cycles effect magnetism and plate tectonics. As for electric universe or holographic hyposis, no I dont. 

 It would be a long commentary to state all opinions but I dont think that 'life is but a dream'. I think along the lines of Descartes, that we think, therefore we are. That leads to particle physics and just because a bowling ball has electrons in it, doesnt mean at scale the electrons act the same at much smaller levels. 

 In fact, we know they dont but do not know why. Then there is a multitude of questions about origination of God. What if nobody knew the answer?

 As for the 'big one' quake or potentian nuclear war the answer is to be prepared to purify water, have enough beans, ways to start a fire and self defense in any event. Then, try and have fun. 

 I read some others on Revelations. Some can perceive or receive such and without them we never could have reached this stage of evolution. Best though even if altered states helped brought us here to now use scientific method only. 

I believe we can all add to learning no matter our evolutionary stage but stating a 'case closed' with some questions is an unwise viewpoint. 



Majestic12's picture

"but stating a 'case closed' "

You just stated 'case closed"....DOH!

There is far more empirical evidence of the Electric Universe, whether you "believe" or not.

This is science...remember?...not "faith".

Furthermore, if electro-magnetism is rapidly becoming the accepted cosmological model, then any man-made devices can immitate or interfere with natural earth cycles.

HAARP is a newly-patented electromagnetic (scalar or standing wave) technology (DoD holds the patent, not weather service) based on Nikola Tesla's work on scalar waves.

Whether you "believe" or not, the US government has "experimented" on the "public" without knowledge or permission since 1910. This is now "public" data and no longer "classified".

The HAARP patent includes the ability to "bounce" scalar waves off the ionosphere back down to any "focused" area on the planet causing "earthquakes".

Read the patent.

You don't get a "patent" for "theory"...there has to be a "working model".

CPL's picture

Who cares.  It's just another doom script.  Dime a dozen like all the religious nonsense these retards seem to follow and invent in their religious fevour.  This one though, keep tapping active fault lines for fuel, predictions aren't really necessary when it's someone else's planning attempting to make something happen.  The fact though is that fault line has been there for a really long time, millions of years.  It ain't going anywhere and pretty well anchored by the rocky mountains.  Most large EQ's originate in the ocean themselves.

This news story is probably more about money and FEMA needs to validate their jobs so they create 'buzz' on one of their back drawer projects.  Their job is to convince anyone with the power of a budget to cut them a check.

Grimaldus's picture

"Their job is to convince anyone with the power of a budget to cut them a check."


Exactly right. FEMA should not even exist and is a violation of the Constitution. A creation of progressive criminal lawbreakers. The FEDGOV does not have the authority to create this tyranny, it is a matter for each state individually. A massive progressive power grab is what it is.

Part of the 75% of FEDGOV that is illegal and needs to be shut down.

Who wants FEMA? Progressives do. A totally progressive shit show my friends.

How does FEDGOV/FEMA enforce its law and rules? Point of a gun--- violence.

Moar FEDGOV/FEMA=Moar violence against citizens of the United States

Just goes to show, to have a crime against the citizens of the United States, you must first have progressives.

FEMA needs to go away like right now.





CPL's picture

It's all kabuki theatre run with taxpayer bankrolls.  To actually run things and keep the trains running on time the US government could run with 3% taxation if they trimmed the fat of their military/industrial complex to 0.

You want a flat tax under 5%.  Fire everyone, start from scratch, listen to where the money needs to get spent, spend it there and the government needs to stop being the principal trust since it is obviously not trustworthy...or useful...at this moment in time.

Prophet of Rage's picture

Amen brother. What you mentioned about this being a justification for their jobs is right on the mark. As I replied earlier, Mother Nature doesn't follow a schedule or punch a goddamned time clock. Least of all some government beaurocracy.

CPL's picture

She does her thing in her own sweet time and considering how long geological time is, that fault line will be there long after all these governments and nutjobs are long gone and forgotten.

Prophet of Rage's picture

That she does. On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

I take comfort in this.

Casey Jones's picture

Hey FEMA's an amazing agency with smart people. Come on, they were on site in lower Manhattan on September 10, 2001 and then look what happened the next day. Uncanny I tell you.

DeadFred's picture

Facts get fewer clicks than fears and that's a fact.

CPL's picture

The blood, love and rhetoric school of theatre keeps the audience coming and spending money.

Tenshin Headache's picture

7.5 billion is the approximate human population of the earth. There would be no one left to enforce martial law, nor to be subject to it.

Crash Overide's picture

So people that work numbers say June 7th 2016 is actually the real December 21st 2012...





silverer's picture

Well, either start laughing or start packing. You are supposed to move to Colorado and vote only for democrats.

Zero Point's picture

dahboo77 will freak. Last years imminent Nibiru encounter will be totally forgotten.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Yeah, that guy; Theoldmarine1 (before his channel got taken down) and William Mount are worth their weight in gold. 

CPL's picture

It's funny how all the jew memes are getting slapped out of the air isn't it?   It's almost like no one is going to validate anything about them or their dumb beliefs as their entire influence is shrunk into nothing.  

(Nibiru btw isn't an asteroid in myth, it's a guy with a chip on his shoulder the size of texas.  You simply don't want to be on his bad side, according to legend of course.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuberu  )

Fester's picture

They were running "drills" at the Boston Marathon too.