Pacific Northwest tribes recorded earthquake

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake was felt by tribes in the Pacific Northwest in 1700, according to a recent article in Seismological Research Letters.

The tribes recorded the event in their oral histories, the article said. Known as the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami, it occurred off the coast of Washington and was felt as far away as Japan.

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