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By Ron Hanson, Post Falls, ID / November 22, 2013

Full Rip 9.0 by Sandi Doughton is a compelling story about historic mega earthquakes along the Pacific Coast from northern California to southern British Columbia. Authoritative scientific research indicates that 9.0 mega quakes in this region have occurred as frequently as about once every 300 years over the past 10,000 years. Residents of the Pacific Northwest should take note that the last full rip 9.0 mega quake occurred in the year 1700.

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