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Are you really ready for the big earthquake?

This KGW special report takes you through surviving the shaking, reuniting with your family, and stocking up for weeks without help.

Alison Rodgers

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Most experts agree, a major earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest at some point.

In fact, according to Oregon State University Professor Dr. Chris Goldfinger, there is a 33% chance of a major Cascadia Subduction Zone quake happening in the next 50 years.

Every time a large earthquake hits elsewhere in the world, or a smaller one rattles off the Oregon coast, scientists tell us it’s a reminder that we’re in earthquake country and need to take steps to prepare. But are you really ready?

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