Ten Feet Of Sea Level Rise In Oregon Before 1963

According to the University of Oregon, sea level rose there more than 10 feet during the past 500 years.


9 May 1963, Page 6 – Medford Mail Tribune at Newspapers.com

Government experts tell us that sea level rise is caused by your SUV.

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5 Responses to Ten Feet Of Sea Level Rise In Oregon Before 1963

  1. John F Hultquist says:

    Nice find.

    … likely related to this:
    The orphan tsunami of 1700—Japanese clues to a parent earthquake in North America

    See also:

  2. garyh845 says:

    Up to perhaps 6 feet (sudden subsidence) of it occurred during the 1700 great quake:

    From (great video simulating the tsunami of 1700 on page also): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3480680/Terrifying-simulation-shows-Pacific-Northwest-decimated-megaquake-Cascadia-fault.html

    “The historical tsunami struck the coasts of Japan just before midnight on January 27, 1700.
    Scientists have finally traced the origins of this ‘orphan tsunami’ to a powerful seismic event in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, along the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
    The researchers analysed sediment deposits and the ‘ghost forests’ of drowned trees, along with historical records from Japan and the oral histories of Native Americans, according to the PTWC.
    Comparing the tree rings of dead trees with those still living allowed scientists to pinpoint the date of the last devastating earthquake.
    The trees all died in the winter of 1699-1700, and the Pacific Northwest from Northern California to Washington suddenly sank up to 6 feet, flooding the area with seawater.”
    — Since that time, as I understand it, the subduction of the Juan de Fuco plate under the N. American plate has pushed the coast line up once again. when the quake is released next time, the NW coast line will once again fall – with the resulting tsunami expected to push miles inland. This area will not bounce right back – it will remain under water for hundreds of year, slowly rising as the process begins again.

    I’ve decided not to retire along the NW coastline.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      That’s prudent. Financial advisors don’t have any good models to show what it would do to your portfolio if your retirement dream home stayed under water for a while.

      The insurance company’s divers would inspect your house and the adjustor may say, well, it is under water now, Gary, but in pretty good shape, just a little wet. It will dry out when the coast rises again. Is there anything else I can do for you?

      • garyh845 says:

        Ha – thanks – I needed a good chuckle today.

        You know what – the home probably wouldn’t mold much, as long as it stayed under water. Then again, the starfish and mussels might take a toll on the paint.

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