|Geological Survey of Canada, Geodynamics Program: Earthquake Processes: Cascadia Subduction Zone|
This page explains the tectonic setting of the west coast of North America. It explains the process of the subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the North American plate. It describes the methods used to observe tectonic deformation caused by subduction, and explains how they are used to estimate earthquake potential in the region. Links are provided to the Geological Survey of Canada's Geodynamics Program home page, and to their Pacific Geoscience Centre page.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-246
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