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Why Now? Mega-Quake Would Destroy Big Portion Of Pacific Northwest

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posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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Hmmm... It appears they have known about this for 10 years or more.... why all the sudden hype?




www.businessinsider.com...

www.seattletimes.com...

www.oregonlive.com...


www.slate.com...




posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Having lived within 20 miles of Seattle for my entire life, I have heard this meme repeated since the '64 quake. There are many factors involved, but taking all data into consideration, I don't doubt we are overdue for a major quake in our region.

We have quake-proofed our home(per utilities suggestions), set aside supplies to be self-sufficient for 60 days, and maintained insurance coverage. Past that, I have no control over what happens. It does amaze me that many I know have not taken any steps to prepare for/survive a major seismic event.

As to why the sudden hype, it appears to be a cyclic media alert every few years. I seem to remember the local affiliates running similar stories just after BHO was elected, and during the latter part of the Clinton presidency prior to that.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Boscowashisnamo

There was an excellent article in the The New Yorker which more or less answers your question. This part was particularly doom-y! Loved it.



As for casualties: the figures I cited earlier—twenty-seven thousand injured, almost thirteen thousand dead—are based on the agency’s official planning scenario, which has the earthquake striking at 9:41 A.M. on February 6th. If, instead, it strikes in the summer, when the beaches are full, those numbers could be off by a horrifying margin.


Still, the best part of this story is them explaining how they used Japanese and Native American stories to verfiy the Tsunami as coming from the PNW.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Maybe it is regional? I grew up hearing about this too, especially at school, and its inevitability.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

When I was in grade 7 up here in British Columbia, Canada (considered Pacific Northwest), in about 1994 or so, they were really hyping the earthquake scenario back then as well. Same idea, built up and overdue. We did lots more earthquake drills and the like. But I guess time goes by and people forget. I am sure there is probably more data that is known at this moment in time, such as what was published in the New Yorker referenced in this news story - and perhaps there is even more data known behind the scenes that is causing this alert. I am not seeing it on any other news services yet. Also, according to this American news broadcast, the disastrous effects magically stop at the Canadian/US border! LOL



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

Thanks for the link--awesome article! I stumbled onto some of Atwater's published works years ago, and it explained in understandable detail the "Cascadia puzzle", and the repercussions of a major seismic event in the state I reside.

Kudos!



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: corsair00

Wasn't there a minor quake then? I remember doing drills in elementary school and teachers sending home order forms for earthquake preparedness kits and then that coming up again after the quake in 2000.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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This is not new they have been saying this for decades.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:27 PM
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I live on the coast of Oregon, I figure the "big one" will give me the opportunity to surf to Idaho.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Because every day that goes by it gets closer and closer and people are not prepared for it.
Every time new information is discovered that shows how deadly this will be they push it on people to get them to prepare.
Those who don't, and live on the coast, will most likely die.
We have short term memories,
humans need reminders.

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posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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I shared some about this(between the proposed facts) on it some years ago, back when the info was beginning to be more discussed due to new data. Albeit they know more now about the "it will happen eventually" conclusion of the research.
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edit on 15-7-2015 by dreamingawake because: spell check lol



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71

Those who don't, and live on the coast, will most likely die.


Well aren't you a little ray of sunshine!

lolz



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

lol Well, it's true.

Somewhat at least.

A lot more peoples lives will be saved if they have a plan and a bug out stash of supplies.
So a good reminder every once and while is needed I think,
to be aware is to be prepared in some respects.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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As shared in this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Article included, there's calls for preparedness with the elderly for example, but the actions sorely lack.
Wonder if this further info will finally bring community action for those sorely in need of preparation help.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

I've got a BOB for every member of the family. But again, we live ON the coast. Not just near it.

So if the Cascadia Subduction Zone slips, I'll be wiped out by the tsunami if I survive the quake.

But don't worry, I'll post all about it if it happens.




posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Well, if you think about it...
(I was yesterday while watching the vids on it)

If you are right ON the coast,
It could just drop you down 30 feet below sea level in an instant..



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

I don't need a BOB, I need water wings.

lolz

I guess it'd be like living in Yosemite. When that cauldera blows, just say, "Good night Irene."

I'll just enjoy life and when my time is up?

Then I'll keep the beer cold until we meet in Valhalla.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
I live on the coast of Oregon, I figure the "big one" will give me the opportunity to surf to Idaho.


You should move further inland a bit. It's more conservative here and we'll soon have beachfront property!



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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Ironically I am even more inclined to move to Seattle from the Inland northwest now, but then I've long had dreams of living in a tower above a half submerged city. I just always thought it was Vegas, not Seattle. Funny how life works.
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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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originally posted by: Thorneblood
Ironically I am even more inclined to move to Seattle from the Inland northwest now, but then I've long had dreams of living in a tower above a half submerged city. I just always thought it was Vegas, not Seattle. Funny how life works.


Strange non-sequitur here but, in the series of visions I had over about a decade starting in my teens, Seattle was flooded and the monorail was the main way to travel around (it was expanded upon). The area around the Space Needle (Seattle Center) was shored up and there was a strange spherical contraption built that people could sit it.

I've been thinking about that since all this earthquake talk started.



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