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A warning has been issued for the potential of a large earthquake as a result of a deep seismic event which occurred in the West Pacific.
The warning only covers this coming week (approximately 7-9 days).
As things stand currently (Oct. 26, 2017) , over the past 48 hours, multiple deep earthquakes have occurred below the West Pacific, including Indonesia, Japan’s Izu trench, Fiji, and South America.
This deep earthquake activity indicates the whole of the Pacific plate has been displaced, and will be compensating over the next week with larger seismic activity.
Have a plan this week for the large earthquake potential, don’t be scared – be prepared.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: silo13
wow. this is early for this kind of activity... normally its early December. hope the vulnerable places brace properly.
Off the Oregon and Washington coast, the Juan de Fuca oceanic plate is slowly moving under the North American plate. Geological clues show that it last jolted and unleashed a major earthquake in 1700, and that it does so roughly once every 500 years. It could happen any day.
Overall, the results confirm that coastal areas would be hardest hit, and locations in sediment-filled basins like downtown Seattle would shake more than hard, rocky mountaintops. But within that general framework, the picture can vary a lot; depending on the scenario, the intensity of shaking can vary by a factor of 10. But none of the pictures is rosy.