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April 10, 2024 22 mins
Scientists say we’re long overdue for a devastatingly large earthquake. They predict it could be big enough to bring down most of Portland’s bridges and cut off electricity and water for weeks. And after recent high-profile quakes in Taiwan and New Jersey, experts are reminding anyone who will listen that Portland is not ready for The Big One. Today science journalist Erin Ross is updating us on experts’ latest Cascadia earthquake predictions and sharing tips on how to keep you and your family safe. Preparedness resources: Preparing for the Cascadia Earthquake The Great ShakeOut Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET) Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here.  Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448. Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram.  Looking to advertise on City Cast Portland? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at Learn more about the sponsors of this episode: Science Week From the Association of Science Communicators through April 12 ‘Fat Ham’ at Seattle Rep through May 12 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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