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An Ominous (?) Lull in Earthquake Activity

2019-02-22 07:20:39

The last decade seems to be a lull in earthquake activity in the Pacific Northwest according to an opinion piece published in Seismological Research Letters by Research Professor Emeritus Steve Malone. In interviews on NPR radio and KGW8 TV both Harold Tobin (current Director of the PNSN) and Steve Malone (retired director) emphasize that this observation is little more than a curiosity and not an indication of likely lower or higher earthquake rates in the future.
NPR: https://www.nwpb.org/2019/02/16/there-were-few-major-pacific-northwest-earthquakes-over-the-past-decade-what-does-that-mean/
KGW8: https://www.kgw.com/article/tech/science/environment/pacific-northwest-in-an-earthquake-lull-according-to-new-study/283-256e42da-c161-4d46-974f-405cd4497232

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