Friday/ 324 years ago 🌊

Happy Friday.

Exactly 324 years ago today— on Jan. 26, 1700, at 9 pm—  the Juan de Fuca plate slipped an average of 20 meters (66 ft) along a fault rupture about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) long in the Pacific Ocean.

The magnitude 9 earthquake caused a tsunami which struck the west coast of North America and the coast of Japan.

Source: ‘The Orphan Tsunami of 1700’ by Brian F. Atwater, published in 2005

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