Researchers in Oregon create video game to prepare players for the next big earthquake

  • Source: KTVL-TV CBS 10 Medford
  • Published: 10/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It's the gameplay with a play on words in the title: Cascadia 9.0 Researchers at Lewis & Clark College are taking interactive measures to make sure people know what to do in case of an earthquake emergency. In doing so, they've created a video game to pay homage to the notorious fault, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and its potential to produce a magnitude-9.0 earthquake. The research team demonstrated how to start and play the interactive role-playing game, on the Lewis & Clark campus Tuesday in Southwest Portland. "At some point, an earthquake happens and I have to crouch and get under the table: drop, cover and hold on," they said as the pixelated character ducked down. Dr. Liz Safran is the geological science associate professor who led the Lewis & Clark team behind the game that is not necessarily targeting young kids.


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