QUOTE: The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest US. The question is when.

Read the whole article by Kathryn Schulz via NewYorker. com (click to read)

Surazeus Simon Seamount, says:  “At approximately nine o’ clock at night on January 26, 1700, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, causing sudden land subsidence, drowning coastal forests, and, out in the ocean, lifting up a wave half the length of a continent. It took roughly fifteen minutes for the Eastern half of that wave to strike the Northwest coast. It took ten hours for the other half to cross the ocean. It reached Japan on January 27, 1700: by the local calendar, the eighth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of Genroku.”

Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj  Getty

Next full-margin rupture of Cascadia subduction zone will spell worst natural disaster in the history of continent.

“Thanks to that work, we now know that the Pacific Northwest has experienced forty-one subduction-zone earthquakes in the past ten thousand years. If you divide ten thousand by forty-one, you get two hundred and forty-three, which is Cascadia’s recurrence interval: the average amount of time that elapses between earthquakes. That timespan is dangerous both because it is too long—long enough for us to unwittingly build an entire civilization on top of our continent’s worst fault line—and because it is not long enough. Counting from the earthquake of 1700, we are now three hundred and fifteen years into a two-hundred-and-forty-three-year cycle.

Because native Americans had mostly migrated about 10,000 years ago down from Alaska, I long have considered the idea that the Columbia River was the major gateway for natives into the North American continent. It seems logical that the remains of a large population should exist in that area, but I wondered that there appears to be no remains left over.

Now it seems that at least 41 major earthquakes and possibly tsunamis have swept that region, so it is possible all remains of a large civilization that most likely developed in that region were completely wiped away.

Read the whole article by Kathryn Schulz via NewYorker. com (click to read)

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Dog Eat Dog is a post-apocalyptic crime thriller set in the shared universe of David J Rodger after the event called Yellow Dawn

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By David J Rodger

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David J Rodger’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world was given an opening on an epic scale with the hugely popular hit Dog Eat Dog. It is the first of three separate and unrelated books that occupy the shared universe of Yellow Dawn, sitting alongside successful, eerily haunting The Black Lake and the tense, slow-burning thriller of The Social Club.

In the wake of a cataclysmic event ten years ago (Yellow Dawn), Mikhail Drobná and Carlos Revira are two survivors, both hungry for money and power, and fuelled by a desire to carve their names onto this new world. One provides services of violence and protection for powerful corporate criminals in the Living City of New York; the other is a renegade intelligence agent forever running from the demons of his past. Both men are strangers until events bring them face to face in a bloody confrontation.

Complex politics, private armies, corruption and murder on a shocking scale this book spins from the ruins of Europe to the desperate heartland of a fragmented America. The size of the story is vast but the focus is tightly entwined around the raging emotions of these two men. Will they work together or will bitter rivalry lead to their destruction? Meanwhile something terrible has stepped into the new shadows of the darkened Earth. A chilling horror from beyond the stars and it has its own plans for Mikhail Drobná and Carlos Revira.

David J. Rodger is a British author of science fiction dark fantasy with eight novels under his belt. He is also the creator of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur, an RPG that blends Cthulhu Mythos and Cyberpunk themes into a post-apocalyptic setting. His books are often described as intense, character driven, near-future thrillers. Compared to Ian Rankin / Colin Dexter and James Ellroy with a dose of Stephen King darkness, Rodger’s work crosses many boundaries to deliver a new and exciting fusion of ideas and genres. You never quite know what waits around the next corner. All his books are stand-alone but support each other as part of a consistent shared universe allowing you to build a deeper knowledge with every story.

The former Creative Director of Cunning, Floyd Hayes, described Dog Eat Dog as “the best Sci-Fi Horror I’ve read in ten years.” Although the first novel to be set in the world after Yellow Dawn, Dog Eat Dog builds on another five novels that take place before Yellow Dawn ever happened; there is a solid, well-defined universe for readers to engage with.

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