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6.7-magnitude earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island; no tsunami expected
04-24-2014, 04:07 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the epicentre was about 94 kilometres south of Port Hardy and struck at a depth of 11 kilometres.

The agency also said two more earthquakes followed with magnitudes of 5.0 and 4.2.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/brit...e18137409/

Pretty strong EQ, thankfully there's no threat of tsunami

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04-24-2014, 04:14 PM #2
yankees skier
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The entire earth is shaking right now.

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04-24-2014, 04:17 PM #3
Ruby Wolf Member
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I think that earthquake tsunamis are only produced by "thrust" earthquakes that are powerful enough to suddenly and violently push up large segments of sea floor disrupting vast amounts of ocean water towards shore lines in all directions like the terrible 2004 indian ocean mega thrust earthquake...
04-24-2014, 04:28 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Vancouver island is our first line of defense, and its a pretty good one. I’m not sure about the earth the airport is on, but I feel a tsunami would not effect the city because various small islands and Vancouver Island provide a shield.

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http://www.francesbula.com/uncategorized...arthquake/

So from a little more reading I just did, it seems that the buildings are well-built in B.C., but could only withstand moderate earthquakes; is 6.7 considered moderate?
04-24-2014, 04:42 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-24-2014, 04:17 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  I think that earthquake tsunamis are only produced by "thrust" earthquakes that are powerful enough to suddenly and violently push up large segments of sea floor and disrupting the oceans water towards shorelines in all directions like the terrible 2004 indian ocean mega thrust earthquake...

That's exactly what the Cascadia Subduction Zone is. If the Juan de Fuca Plate subducts the entire coast is gone.
04-24-2014, 05:16 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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(04-24-2014, 04:14 PM)yankees Wrote:  The entire earth is shaking right now.
04-24-2014, 10:43 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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İmage

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I had no idea there were multiple smaller plates in that area.

http://www.scq.ubc.ca/the-big-one-unders...vancouver/



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