January 26ᵗʰ

IN THE YEAR 1700

The last huge earthquake to hit the Pacific Northwest coast — estimated at magnitude 9.0 — struck around 9 p.m. on January 26, 1700 — 321 years agoThe quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami racing towards Japan.

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