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Is Oregon next?

Two weeks ago, California experienced a number of earthquakes off the west coast that were upwards of 7.0 magnitude. Last Friday, Washingtonians were shaken awake by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in the Seattle and Everett area.

Is Oregon next?

How long before The Big One – estimated to be greater than a 9.0 magnitude by expert geologists – hits the Cascadia Subduction Zone, causing billions in damage and claiming thousands of lives?

As I said when I introduced The Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019, our safety is of the utmost importance to me. I'm proud that this bill has passed the House.

I cannot stress this enough: passing this bill is just the first step. I will continue to push until we are fully prepared to protect our communities up and down the coast.

Peter

Posted on July 21, 2019.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter