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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

its close. its coming!
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:28 AM

its close. its coming!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

When it comes my school is going to crumble into bits.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:40 AM

Along the pacific ring of fire, these earthquakes seem to finally be getting closer and closer to bc. So creepy. (i always fear monger). Anyways, no point in worrying.

It makes me sad that some of the hospitals in Vancouver are not even prepared for a moderate earthquake. I've heard many reports that St. Pauls hospital will not withstand a severe earthquake or even a decently sized one. At least our hospitals should be earthquake proofed as much as possible. I find it unacceptable.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:53 AM

The tsunami warning has long been called off thankfully. Hopefully these ones are just decreasing the pressure build up and reducing the impact of "the big one".

And don't forget the Virginia quake in your list.


I hope you're right that these "smaller" earthquakes could relieve pressure, but it seems unlikely that an earthquake involving the Pacific Plate and the Alaskan region of the North American plate would have any mitigating effects on the pressure build up in the subduction zone between the Juan de Fuca plate and the Cascadia region of the NA Plate. It's more likely that any relief in pressure would come from a "small" earthquake involving the Juan de Fuca subduction zone itself.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:00 AM

Hopefully these ones are just decreasing the pressure build up and reducing the impact of "the big one".


That has got me thinking that we always hear about after shocks but never any 'warm-up' shocks to a quake.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:05 AM

When it comes my school is going to crumble into bits.


your house too probably
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

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i hope that when it hits it doesnt happen during sleep time, if it has too happen atleast have it during the daytime when most people are alert and have daylight to help them.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:53 AM

i hope that when it hits it doesnt happen during sleep time, if it has too happen atleast have it during the daytime when most people are alert and have daylight to help them.


Nothing worse than waking up to an earthquake and finding your bed all of a sudden in your kitchen.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:55 AM

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Nothing worse than waking up to an earthquake and finding your bed all of a sudden in your kitchen.



Makes breakfast in bed a little easier
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

I'm counting on a local quake happening at a time that will exponentially raise the suck level, like 2:45 AM in the dead of winter.

I'm also counting on a horribly inadequate government response, so that it might be many days if not weeks before significant help arrives. Also, I could easily envision the RCMP and local law enforcement being very heavy handed and indiscriminate when they do get back into the picture, seeing how they act even under normal circumstances.

Even in the event that we only get a less severe than expected quake that doesn't involve whole areas full of collapsed buildings, raging fires and impassible roads, it'll still suck plenty because you know how things will get just by having the power grid and water supply not operational for more than a day or two.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

The big quakes come in groups of 4, saw it on discovery channel, scientific data in the soil records and they say we now have had three. The boxing day quake was one, the chili quake was two and Japan was three. We will almost certainly be #4, anytime now.

It might have been the 'passionate eye' on cbc 26.

Edited by aliboy, 02 September 2011 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:30 PM

The big quakes come in groups of 4, saw it on discovery channel, scientific data in the soil records and they say we now have had three. The boxing day quake was one, the chili quake was two and Japan was three. We will almost certainly be #4, anytime now.


Interesting info. Was it a special or anything you were watching on discovery channel. I wouldnt mind checking that out.

I'm gonna start walking around with a helmet on at all times.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:33 PM

Interesting info. Was it a special or anything you were watching on discovery channel. I wouldnt mind checking that out.

I'm gonna start walking around with a helmet on at all times.

It might have been the 'passionate eye' on channel 26 cbc. The records are clear going back quite a ways into history. using soil core samples.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:39 PM

OK guys, tonight at 7pm on channel 42 which is Discovery might be the show I saw. I've been watching these things on 2 channels, discovery and passionate eye and can't remember which had the evidence of the soil core history. This may be the one on tonight.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

Damn, that was a big one!
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

its close. its coming!


Its always a good idea to be prepare. Especially those of you who have children. Make your self a kit that can get you thru approximately one week.

Most govt agencies recommend 3 days but I have enough food and water to last a couple of weeks stored in my shed. Some other items include blankets, extra clothing, a multi tool and flashlight.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:11 PM

I hope you're right that these "smaller" earthquakes could relieve pressure, but it seems unlikely that an earthquake involving the Pacific Plate and the Alaskan region of the North American plate would have any mitigating effects on the pressure build up in the subduction zone between the Juan de Fuca plate and the Cascadia region of the NA Plate. It's more likely that any relief in pressure would come from a "small" earthquake involving the Juan de Fuca subduction zone itself.



I didn't mean this one specifically in Alaska, just the smaller ones in the area, like the small one in Taffino a month or so ago.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:17 PM

Its always a good idea to be prepare. Especially those of you who have children. Make your self a kit that can get you thru approximately one week.

Most govt agencies recommend 3 days but I have enough food and water to last a couple of weeks stored in my shed. Some other items include blankets, extra clothing, a multi tool and flashlight.


It's a good idea to also have some means of defending yourself handy as the folks who didn't prepare, or were not able to recover their supplies, are going to take them away from those who have if they can.

And it goes without saying that there are a LOT more folks who've not prepared or are underprepared in the mix than those who really prepared.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:41 PM

Btw, don't light a match or use a lighter near a house after a big earthquake. Or your house may explode from natural gas collecting in your home.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

Downgraded to a 6.8 Earthquake now, according to USGS.

http://earthquake.us...011/usc0005n83/

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

It's a good idea to also have some means of defending yourself handy as the folks who didn't prepare, or were not able to recover their supplies, are going to take them away from those who have if they can.

And it goes without saying that there are a LOT more folks who've not prepared or are underprepared in the mix than those who really prepared.


Have you been watching the show "The Colony"? Its about a group of ppl who start a new colony after a global epidemic and all sorts of scenarios arise. Other ppl coming to steal and rob are one of the main problems for the colonists.

I think the unprepared or under prepared folks are the ones who will be shown on TV headlines breaking into local supermarkets for food and water. Some will call them looters others will say they are desperate and scavenging for food. This might depend on your race. During Katrina many news headlines showed blacks as looters and whites as desperate scavenging for food.

I don't plan on being either one so I choose to be prepared.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:24 PM

I HATE it when people say "it's getting closer!!" Maybe because I am absolutely terrified of it happening :( .


You will hear lots of different things from different TV shows/scientists. I've come to find not much is really consistent in regards to what they say. All I know is that earthquakes happen ALL over the world EVERYDAY. I think since the devastating quake in Japan, we have all become a little hypersensitive because no longer were these large quakes hitting third world countries but one actually brought a first world country, and one that everyone believed would be the most prepared for a large quake, to its knees.

There's all this talk about the "big one" hitting Vancouver. But there's also talk about the "big one" hitting California. The "big one" that occurred in the 1700s had its epicenter in Oregon and Northern California. All I can say is that as long as Vancouver is not the epicenter.....we have a better chance!! As for a Tsunami...it is unlikely much would happen on the lower mainland, given we are boxed in by Vancouver Island and Washington.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:07 PM

I HATE it when people say "it's getting closer!!" Maybe because I am absolutely terrified of it happening :( .


You will hear lots of different things from different TV shows/scientists. I've come to find not much is really consistent in regards to what they say. All I know is that earthquakes happen ALL over the world EVERYDAY. I think since the devastating quake in Japan, we have all become a little hypersensitive because no longer were these large quakes hitting third world countries but one actually brought a first world country, and one that everyone believed would be the most prepared for a large quake, to its knees.

There's all this talk about the "big one" hitting Vancouver. But there's also talk about the "big one" hitting California. The "big one" that occurred in the 1700s had its epicenter in Oregon and Northern California. All I can say is that as long as Vancouver is not the epicenter.....we have a better chance!! As for a Tsunami...it is unlikely much would happen on the lower mainland, given we are boxed in by Vancouver Island and Washington.


the Big One is probably going to have a massive impact zone stretching from north to south. maybe even 500 kms+ north to south. it could be very powerful. I was on vancouver island when a 6.1 hit a few years ago and that was a few hundred kilometres away from the island, but it still packed a punch for a few seconds. Woke me up in the middle of the night. Seriously felt like thunder coming from below me.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

OK guys, tonight at 7pm on channel 42 which is Discovery might be the show I saw. I've been watching these things on 2 channels, discovery and passionate eye and can't remember which had the evidence of the soil core history. This may be the one on tonight.

That was the show, did anyone watch? The major quakes come in groupings of 4-5 every several hundred years with the last one being the biggest, so the one that hits us could be 3X bigger than the Japan quake. The evidence is in the mud cores and is very reliable. Also, the cascadia fault and the san andreas faults are connected, so the big one that hits us could go from Vancouver island right down to LA, could be as big as 9.4.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:18 PM

That was the show, did anyone watch? The major quakes come in groupings of 4-5 every several hundred years with the last one being the biggest, so the one that hits us could be 3X bigger than the Japan quake. The evidence is in the mud cores and is very reliable. Also, the cascadia fault and the san andreas faults are connected, so the big one that hits us could go from Vancouver island right down to LA, could be as big as 9.4.


Are you talking to yourself? ^_^

Very interesting info. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm definitely going to ramp up my earthquake prep. kit. No harm in it. :)

If we have the Big One in 2012, the 2012 hype is going to be even more crazy. fml, canucks please win the cup this season!!!!!

Edited by The Brahma Bull, 02 September 2011 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

I'm terrified of it happening while I'm away at school. Worst fear is not being able to get ahold of loved ones. So scary :(
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:48 AM

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Sumatra in Indonesia:

JAKARTA: A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off Indonesia's Bengkulu province on Tuesday, local geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), 547 kilometres south-west of Bintuhan in Bengkulu at 14:36 pm (0734 GMT), according to Indonesia's geophysics agency.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity, and Sumatra is particularly prone to earthquakes.

http://timesofindia....how/9622180.cms

According to this website it was a 6.6 magnitude earthquake - http://earthquake.us.../usc0005pdr.php

Edited by Vintage Canuck., 05 September 2011 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

It seems like there is a serious earthquake happening everyday.
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