Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake

Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake
Title: Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake
Published: 2017-08-29
Page Count: 368
ISBN: 9780698411463
A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you’re in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes to subterranean America, and Mother Earth, as always, has been making…

This book was about various fault areas around the United States. It was an easy read and one that kept my attention throughout the entire book. She discussed the San Andreas fault, of course as well as the New Madrid and others throughout the country. I was amazed by her story of Cabin Creek Campground, just outside Yellowstone National Park in 1959. As she said, it read like a Hollywood thriller, but it was real. It was shocking to read of the power that an earthquake has and the destruction it can cause. This was just one of her stories that captivated me.

She also spoke about the earthquake in Japan that caused the tidal wave that wiped out the Fukushima Nuclear power plant. This was something that we all witnessed on television, that huge wave coming ashore, like something from the movies. This hits home even more so because the kind of fault that ruptured there is the same kind that is about 35 miles off the coast of Washington, where I live! I don't live right along the coast, so I am somewhat protected.

I enjoyed the book and recommend it to others.