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#1591 BigUncle16

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is living in the Valley more earthquake friendly?
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:24 PM

6.6 'NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN' (within the last hour)
http://earthquake.us.../usc0005vv7.php

The Ring of Fire is pissed.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:30 PM

Just a question as I'm no expert.

How would Surrey fare against a large earthquake.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Just a question as I'm no expert.

How would Surrey fare against a large earthquake.

Surrey would lose.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:42 PM

Surrey would lose.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

Surrey would lose.


Care to elaborate?
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:08 PM

Care to elaborate?

No need.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:03 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is living in the Valley more earthquake friendly?


If by earthquake friendly you mean more susceptible to greater damage, then yes.

Living in the Fraser Valley, or anywhere near a river means that the base which the settlement is built upon, is likely composed of sediment or other loose material that would be more susceptible to liquefaction in the event of a powerful earthquake.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

http://ca.news.yahoo...-155028147.html

Earthquake in India and Nepal, several dead,

Edited by vancanfan, 18 September 2011 - 12:00 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

http://ca.news.yahoo...-155028147.html

Earthquake in India and Nepal, several dead,


Oh my...

Have friends / family there.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

Another one? I know that earthquakes are supposed to happen on a regular basis, but I'm pretty sure the rate of 6.0+ earthquakes (excluding aftershocks) has picked up quite a lot in just these past few months alone.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

18 killed as powerful earthquake jolts northeast India, Nepal

GANGTOK: A powerful earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude hit Sikkim and several areas in the eastern part of the country and neighbouring Nepal, leaving 18 dead and over 100 injured besides causing extensive damage to buildings and roads.

The epicentre of the quake - the biggest in two decades - was located at Mangan and Sakyong areas, over 50 km from Gangtok on the Sikkim-Nepal border.

Seven persons were killed in Sikkim -- two at Singtham in east district, two in Rishi in west district and one at Mangan in north district, chief secretary Karma Gyatso said.

Gyatso said that two others had also died in other places, but could not give details.

In neighbouring West Bengal four deaths were reported -- three in Darjeeling district and one in Jalpaiguri district, chief secretary Samar Ghosh said.

Of the deaths in Darjeeling district, one each occurred in Kalimpong, Kurseong and Siliguri sub-divisions, Ghosh said.

In Bihar, two persons were killed in Nalanda and Darbhanga districts, official sources said.

A five-year-old girl and a youth were the two victims, they said.

At least five people were killed in Nepal, three of them outside the British embassy in Kathmandu, when a high brick-wall collapsed.

Tremors were also felt in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Four teams of National Disaster Response Force have been rushed to Sikkim and five more teams were being sent from Kolkata, cabinet secretary Ajit Kumar Seth told reporters after a meeting of top officials in Delhi convened on the direction of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

http://timesofindia....ow/10033401.cms

Edited by Vintage Canuck., 18 September 2011 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

Another one? I know that earthquakes are supposed to happen on a regular basis, but I'm pretty sure the rate of 6.0+ earthquakes (excluding aftershocks) has picked up quite a lot in just these past few months alone.


Nope. Not really. You're just hearing about more because they're occurring in areas populated by humans, and therefore are reported in the media. If there's no effect on humans, you don't hear about it.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:21 PM

If by earthquake friendly you mean more susceptible to greater damage, then yes.

Living in the Fraser Valley, or anywhere near a river means that the base which the settlement is built upon, is likely composed of sediment or other loose material that would be more susceptible to liquefaction in the event of a powerful earthquake.


Except the Valley is not composted of sediment at all. Surrey is built upon a plateau, Abbotsford is too far away, Langley is inland and far away, I don't know anything about Delta but it is probably on sturdy ground. Also, the major population centers in the valley aren't right by the river, it's more inland. Also, buildings in the Valley are newer. If you're talking about Ladner then yeah you can say the ground is loose but where most of the Valley's population live it is very solid ground.

Edited by Comfortably_Numb, 18 September 2011 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:42 PM

If by earthquake friendly you mean more susceptible to greater damage, then yes.

Living in the Fraser Valley, or anywhere near a river means that the base which the settlement is built upon, is likely composed of sediment or other loose material that would be more susceptible to liquefaction in the event of a powerful earthquake.


No, it depends. In Richmond you're right for obvious reasons as it's all river sediment. But say in New West or South Van, there's little chance of liquefaction because the base is bedrock pretty much up to the river.

Edited by inane, 18 September 2011 - 06:43 PM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:46 PM

What's with all these Earthquake's these days.?
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:19 PM

I believe that this is the show that has the mud core data, very new information.

http://watch.discove...e-we-there-yet/

If you want to know, watching this will be a good start.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:52 AM


Mild earthquake hits Gatineau, Que., Sunday, felt in Ottawa


GATINEAU, Que. - A mild earthquake shook the ground in the Ottawa region Sunday afternoon.

Earthquakes Canada and the says the 4.1 magnitude quake was centred about 16 kilometres east of Buckingham, which is now part of Gatineau, Que.

The quake hit at 3:19 p.m. ET and was felt about 40 kilometres away in Ottawa.

No damage was reported and Earthquakes Canada says none is expected.

Janet Drysdale, a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada, says a 4.1 magnitude quake would produce anywhere from a little bit of rattling to more severe shaking closer to the epicentre.

She says structural damage would be unlikely.

Last month, an earthquake centred in Virginia was felt hundreds of kilometres north in eastern Canada.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:11 PM

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala on Monday, about 53 kilometers (32 miles) southeast of Guatemala City, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

What's with all these Earthquake's these days.?


it's a sign to come i guess..
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:50 AM

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala on Monday, about 53 kilometers (32 miles) southeast of Guatemala City, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

I guess there were 3-4 quakes in all.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:21 AM

The ETS (episodic tremor and slip)? Is that what you're talking about? Some earthquake blogger said it may have started sooner than normal (august). I remember posting it somewhere a few weeks ago, but i don't know how much credibility that person warrants. Still interesting.

If anyone notices when the next set of ETS begins please post it here, the next set can begin anytime now. We won't feel anything but the scientific community or a blogger like the one above might put something online.

Edited by aliboy, 06 October 2011 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

4.2 off the west coast of vancouver island today and a little more than an hour ago there was a 6.0 west of Oregon.

Activity along the coast seems to be picking up over the last week.

Is Cascadia waking up? Coincidence?

http://earthquake.us.../usb00080ib.php

Edited by The Brahma Bull, 14 February 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:14 AM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:40 AM

Cool can't wait!
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:03 AM

4.2 off the west coast of vancouver island today and a little more than an hour ago there was a 6.0 west of Oregon.

Activity along the coast seems to be picking up over the last week.

Is Cascadia waking up? Coincidence?

http://earthquake.us.../usb00080ib.php


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

Another one west of vancouver island. (smaller)

4.7 @ 10:37 PM (today)

http://earthquake.us.../usb000810t.php
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:51 AM

There have been so many "little" earthquakes hitting the coast of vancouver island lately...scary
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