It is simply hard to imagine our homes and neighborhoods bent and broken by an earthquake.
But a large quake is a distinct possibility in our region, sitting as it does atop the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Emergency managers in both states work to raise awareness of the risks.
Oregon's Emergency Management department just teamed up with Portland's Dark Horse Comics to produce a comic book about the aftermath of a big earthquake.
"Without Warning!" is pitched to teen readers. OEM's Althea Rizzo joins us with Nick McWhorter from Dark Horse.
And here's where to find Dark Horse's online offerings.