Rebekah Paci-Green, an earthquake-damage expert at Western Washington University visits a school for the deaf and blind in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a January 2010 magnitude 7.0 quake. Paci-Green has compiled a synthesis of damage estimates for a 9.0 quake in the Northwest. Her study will guide FEMA’s four-day emergency-response exercise in the region in June 2016.
Rebekah Paci-Green, an earthquake-damage expert at Western Washington University visits a school for the deaf and blind in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a January 2010 magnitude 7.0 quake. Paci-Green has compiled a synthesis of damage estimates for a 9.0 quake in the Northwest. Her study will guide FEMA’s four-day emergency-response exercise in the region in June 2016. Scott Miles Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Rebekah Paci-Green, an earthquake-damage expert at Western Washington University visits a school for the deaf and blind in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a January 2010 magnitude 7.0 quake. Paci-Green has compiled a synthesis of damage estimates for a 9.0 quake in the Northwest. Her study will guide FEMA’s four-day emergency-response exercise in the region in June 2016. Scott Miles Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Planning ahead for massive earthquake in the Northwest

January 17, 2016 11:10 AM

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