The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwests
February 28September 2, 2002
Shake, rattle, and roll at the Burke Museum! Earthquakes are coming....
We live in earthquake country. Past quakes have collapsed buildings,
crushed cars, and closed Sea-Tac Airportbut it could have
been far worse! The question is not if a
Big One will occur here, but when.
Come see for yourself the destruction! The Big
One exhibit opens on February 28one year after Washingtons
2001 Nisqually quake. Peek inside the van crushed by bricks in Pioneer
Square. Listen to 911 calls. Hear the excitement at Sea-Tac Air
Tremors, tsunamis, and landslides, oh my! For fun, jump and watch
your own earthquake waves. Explore our quake-ready house and learn
to fix up your own. Chuckle at our scientific take on lava lamps.
And get all shook up about the Big One
at the Burke Museum.