Another Strong E-quake

April 24th, 2014 at 1:10 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

e-quake   A magnitude 6.6 Earthquake occurred around 10:10 pm EDT just offshore of Vancouver Island, Canada.  The quake was 7.1 miles deep and did not generate any significant tsunami.  A magnitude 6.3 occurred in the same area on 9/9/2011.  Aftershocks of 5.0 and 4.2 quickly followed the main quake.  This area gets an earthquake of this magnitude about every 10-15 years.  As I write this, I see no reports of injuries.  The quake was felt throughout most of Vancouver Island.

4 Responses to “Another Strong E-quake”

  1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    Sure been a lot of E-quakes lately. Makes you wonder if the Big one will happen soon.

  2. GunLakeDeb says:

    There’s an area north of Santa Barbara, where the San Andreas Fault has an S-curve bend in it, that’s “stuck”. According to Wiki, it hasn’t had a significant earthquake since 1857. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkfield_earthquake
    The Pacific Plate keeps moving, and there’s generally a lot of little quakes along the SAF north and south of that section that relieve the pressure. My sister lived near that point – they actually sell homes touting “we don’t get earthquakes here”. YIKES!! Sooner or later, something’s gotta give, and when it does, it will be exciting. But not in a good way. Fortunately, the homes/buildings are still built to earthquake-specs.

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      If anyone cares, here’s the information on the 1857 Ft Tejon earthquake, the “Last Big One” when that *stuck* section let loose (the ground slid sideways 30′)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1857_Fort_Tejon_earthquake

      1. steven (Derby Lake) says:

        I would believe its almost impossible to determine how strong an earthquake was then nor did the people have any clue as to what was really going on.

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