Friday, May 8, 2015

Monster Quake/Tsunami Are We Next? - From British Columbia's Knowledge Network


We are overdue.  You Can Watch This Knowledge Network Video Online Until: May 29.  The longer it takes to develop, the bigger it will be.

Seismologists say there is a 37 percent chance a gigantic magnitude 8.0 or 9.0 Megaquake along the 1,000km long Cascadia Fault, here, on the West Coast of Canada and North West United States, in the next 50 years.


45:53 Minutes


This Megaquake and subsequent Tsunamis will hit Vancouver Island, Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada and would continue up or down through Seattle and Portland and all of the United States Pacific North-west Coast and Northern California.
It's hard to imagine the power of these earthquakes and tsunamis. When the first megaquake in over 300 years hits the ground beneath our feet, in 5 minutes of mighty shaking we will have been thrust 20 meters (66 feet) or so to the West towards the Pacific Ocean. And, there will be aftershocks. So, let's break it down with sand. The evidence suggests that the last Cascadia megaquake here took place at about 21:00 on January 26, 1700. Since then the Cascadia Fault has been locked and building up pressure. There is evidence that this is a recurring event, about every 300 years or so, over the last 10,000 years and more. Research is ongoing, but most almost everything suggests that something very, very ugly is about to happen.


During Emergency Week last year I was advised that a Cascadia Megaquake was the most serious senerio for us. Since, I have written a Blog/Webpage entitled Cascadia Megaquake which you can find here.


An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.
Since 2004, a series of rare super-earthquakes has been sweeping the Pacific Rim; among them, the earthquake that triggered the Japanese tsunami - 15 times bigger than scientists had thought possible. North America is the only continent that has not yet been hit. Why are we ostricfied? (One who tries to avoid disagreeable situations by refusing to face them).
May 22, 1960 1960 Valdivia earthquake 9.5
Are we next? If so, are we ready? Startling clues show a giant quake off our west coast is imminent, and could be much worse than anyone has previously predicted.


Latest Earthquakes from the United States Geological Survey.


The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) provides information and an archive on Earthquakes Canada, including some of the most recent:


There was even a small cluster in Alberta:






earthquakes (before 1901). For Earthquakes in the twentieth century, see List of 20th century earthquakes. For Earthquakes after 2000, see List of 21st century.
In Canada currently there is an automatic notification of significant earthquakes to agencies who need to respond rapidly. Currently dam operators in Ontario, New Brunswick and Quebec use this service (“ANHAS”) to prioritize and set the level of dam inspection. You can learn more about it on this .pdf file.

Did You Know? Earthquake information in one click. You can also subscribe to the USGS's Earthquake Notification Service


Most Recent Earthquakes Worldwide from the United States Geological Survey.