Saturday, October 27, 2012

Big Earthquake Strikes Off Canada, Tsunami Warning Pacific Coast


7.7 magnitude quake strikes off Canada, no tsunami warning for Hawaii. Tsunami warning issued for West Coast of mainland. October 27, 2012 KITV News

[Excerpted] A large 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off of Canada's west coast near British Columbia Saturday evening, causing a tsunami warning for the west coast of the mainland surrounding the site of the quake.

...a tsunami warning was immediately implemented for the entire western seaboard of the United States and Canada, stretching from Alaska to the California/Mexico border. That was reduced to a regional warning to areas immediately surrounding the earthquake.

The preliminary 7.7 magnitude quake was followed by another 5.8 magnitude quake in the same area roughly 10 minutes later. Another 4.8 magnitude quake struck just before 6 p.m. HST...

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HAT TIP: Chelsea, Arclight, and Kalidances available at Enenews here

JAPAN recently had a larger earthquake as well, as reported here by Enenews:

Enenews October 25, 2012 Strong quake shakes Northeastern Japan: Intensity rated at 5- on scale of 7 — Felt along entire coastline — Fukushima webcam footage (VIDEO & MAP) Here

Majia here: There has been a LOT of activity on the Ring of Fire over the last two years.

Japan's 3-11 Earthquake was the 4th most powerful ever recorded:

"March 12, 2011 – JAPAN – The Japan earthquake was the fourth most powerful ever recorded with a magnitude of 9.1, twice more powerful than the initial estimate of 8.9, Gerard Fryer, geophysicist of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said this morning."

February 2010: 8.8 earthquake in Chile

"In February of 2010 an 8.8 magnitude earthquake - and resultant tsunami (generally less than 2.5 meters) - struck offshore of Chile, leaving roughly 500 people dead and several hundred thousand homes damage"

September 2010: a 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

"In September of 2010, a 7.1 quake struck the Christchurch, New Zealand region causing serious damage, but little loss of life. Nearly 6 months later, a shallow 6.3 magnitude aftershock struck even closer to Christchurch, causing far more damage, and claiming a significant loss of life."

On April 24, 2012 Washington's Blog noted how many earthquakes were felt in April of 2012
Earthquakes Hammer the “Ring of Fire”

Posted on April 12, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog

Within the past 24 hours, the Pacific “Ring of Fire” – the region of the world where 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur and 75% of the world’s volcanoes are located – has been hammered with earthquakes:
8.6 in Indonesia
7.0 in Mexico (in the state of Michoacan)
6.9 in Mexico (in the Gulf of California)
5.9 off of the Oregon Coast
5.6 near Fukushima, Japan *

Click here to see the United States Geological Survey’s recent earthquake tracker.

Washington's Blog


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