Earthquake Vancouver Island Port Hardy 6.7

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak....-130.-120.php

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc0005rsj.php

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This is just north of Seattle.
Right. Try about a third of the way to Alaska. Almost unpopulated at northern tip of Vancouver Island.
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Not like ten miles north.. I figure it is about 200 air miles from me, and I’m about 32 miles SE of Seattle...
Didn’t feel it, but TV news is reporting that some people in the area did.
Let’s hope this ain’t part of the big kahuna..
..... looks like this was the main Cascadia fault that we luv so much...
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I’m 30 mi. south of Seattle. Felt nothing.
That sucker was close to the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Too close. I hope to God this wasn’t a foreshock. That sucker lets go, and you can count on massive damage throughout Western Washington.
(Those longshoremen in Longview would have to worry about their contracts if a tsunami washes their thug butts out to sea.)
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Went through a 6.7, IIRC, in late 60’s or early 70’s.
40+ people died, mostly from heart attacks.
A 6.7 - not trifle.
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Actually, it kinda depends.
At the places that the fault run N/S off the coast of Washington state, it’s about 50 miles out from the coast.
And most people who live in Western Washington live on the east side of Puget sound, the Olympic peninsula adds another 60 miles or so distance to the main fault.

So being 100 miles away from the fault is probably a good thing. Whether there was huge damage here would probably depend on how big the quake was, how much linear length of the fault ruptured, and what was the specific ground motions involved.
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I have seen a map of the Pacific Ring of Fire that showed that the only location on that ring not to have had a Mega quake in the last 50 years is the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The last one was in 1700 which was between a 9 and 10 on the scale.
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Ugh. I’ve lived in California all of a month. Now I read this: Studies of past earthquake traces on both the northern San Andreas Fault and the southern Cascadia subduction zone indicate a correlation in time which may be evidence that quakes on the Cascadia subduction zone may have triggered most of the major quakes on the northern San Andreas during at least the past 3,000 years or so.
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Looks like the clockwise movement around the Ring of Fire will be complete soon, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Vancouver....San Francisco/Los Angeles you’re next.
I’m off to Wal-Mart to get 100 cans of Vienna sausages, candles and 24 cases of Fiji water.
I’ll see if they carry Honda generators.
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Oh, I do believe this was talked about as the plate that could be the next big one after the Japan-Pacific quake last March 11.
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