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6.3 quake hits off Vancouver Island
11-08-2012, 04:04 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The quake hit at 6:01 p.m. <Wednesday> PT, the agency says, 182 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy, B.C.


13.gif Last night. Cascadia subduction zone again

11-08-2012, 04:15 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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From this pic, there looks like alot is going on there. wtf2.gif

11-08-2012, 04:19 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yeah, it's a massive fault. In 1700 there was a 9.1 eq, a tsunami hit Japan but casualties are unknown. It's overdue for another. And after the 7.7 Oct 27 off Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes) just N of Vanc Isl, followed by a 6.3, this is sorta disturbing.
11-08-2012, 04:25 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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The magnitude-7.4 tremor struck off the coast of Guatemalan coastal town Champerico, about 150 miles from the capital at Guatemala City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake sent shockwaves through the Mexican state of Chiapas and along the Guatemalan coast, and was felt as far as Mexico City more than 600 miles away.



11-09-2012, 01:47 AM #5
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[code]6.3 186km SSW of Port Hardy, Canada 2012-11-08 02:01:51 49.185°N 128.528°W 16.6
4.1 165km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-11-07 15:04:23 52.649°N 133.085°W 10.0
4.0 158km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-11-06 15:47:13 52.717°N 133.062°W 10.0
4.6 194km SSE of Masset, Canada 2012-11-06 10:27:03 52.334°N 131.305°W 10.2
4.6 167km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-04 18:27:19 52.522°N 132.346°W 20.3
4.9 186km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-04 12:27:36 52.339°N 132.031°W 10.4
4.1 142km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-04 07:42:15 52.741°N 131.859°W 10.0
4.0 156km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-04 05:07:53 52.617°N 131.957°W 10.0
4.2 165km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-03 17:49:14 52.535°N 132.007°W 22.4
4.0 187km SSW of Masset, Canada 2012-11-03 12:18:42 52.380°N 132.751°W 9.8
4.0 157km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-03 09:48:24 52.611°N 132.378°W 10.1
4.4 166km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-03 04:25:19 52.522°N 131.870°W 12.8
4.0 203km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-02 08:37:10 52.186°N 132.160°W 10.4
4.5 182km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-02 08:19:59 52.379°N 132.025°W 10.2
4.2 170km S of Masset, Canada 2012-11-02 07:15:45 52.497°N 131.758°W 11.0[/code]

There were about a dozen earthquakes off the coast of Masset. Clearly this was coming. Seldom see such a cluster of earthquakes in one spot.
11-09-2012, 01:56 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Foreshocks? damned.gif
11-09-2012, 02:07 AM #7
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(11-09-2012, 01:56 AM)Octo Wrote:  Foreshocks? damned.gif

The other quakes were about 300 miles north. The USGS realtime map is showing the whole Pacific rim as unusually active.

You don't see the sort of cluster of earthquakes that happened off the Masset coast very often. My experience with 2x4s is that if you keep pounding on a crack with a hammer it will spread.
11-09-2012, 02:15 AM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The entire subduction zone is way overdue for a megathrust quake.




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