A great deal of my recent interest has been centered around the coastal states of the Pacific North West. I know many have many ideas about the big
one, and where it will stike. These recent quakes in Alaska are out of the ordinary. Sure, Alaska has a history of quakes from the mainland of Alaska
on out the chain of islands. But this recent two week period has exceeded in this short period the total number of quakes for the Rat/Fox/Andreanof
islands regions for all years combined since 1973.
That aside....... Without going into a huge and lengthy text describing why I have become focused on the PNW, I would like to join in by pointing out
where I am at now.
As the list grows for this activity below, it just increases the chances for a PNW quake sooner than later.
This is a list of the recent Northern California’s offshore quakes on the Gorda Plate. It is important to note that this list does not include a
lengthy list of Northern California quakes that are not offshore. There is a great number on land and interesting to see them all basicly sitting on
the subduction zone between the Pacific and North American Plates.
I keep saying, and am going to say it again……These Gorda Plate quakes just add to the indicators that pressure is still building in the Juan de
Fuca Plate off the Coast of Oregon and Washington.
Pressure is Still building up on the Juan de Fuca from the North as well, as these offshore quakes below from British Columbia indicate for the
Explorer Plate directly north of the Juan de Fuca.
Still guessing a sizable event offshore for the Coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. My humble opinion only.........
Offshore BC Canada's Juan de Fuca's Northern Gorda Plate:
2006/06/28 15:15:18 52.90N 132.28W 20.0* 1.7ML 50 km SW of Sandspit,BC
2006/06/28 01:08:54 48.51N 128.82W 10.0* 4.0Mw 224 km SW of Tofino,BC
2006/06/27 23:21:42 48.55N 128.78W 10.0* 4.0Mw 220 km SW of Tofino,BC
2006/06/27 19:01:29 51.15N 130.91W 10.0* 1.9MLSn 222 km SW of Bella Bella,BC
2006/06/26 17:55:16 50.63N 127.55W 4.6 0.6ML 12 km SW of Pt. Hardy,BC
2006/06/25 21:00:19 51.48N 130.71W 10.0* 2.7ML 193 km SW of Bella Bella,BC
2006/06/23 09:03:36 51.48N 130.83W 10.0* 1.7ML 201 km SW of Bella Bella,BC
2006/06/23 07:59:56 51.51N 130.66W 10.0* 1.6ML 189 km SW of Bella Bella,BC
2006/06/23 05:57:27 49.57N 127.24W 20.4 1.6ML 83 km SW of Gold R.,BC
2006/06/23 03:56:41 49.60N 127.21W 20.7 0.5ML 80 km SW of Gold R.,BC
And there are many more prior to the above, and just as frequent.
Off Shore Northern California:
2.8 2006/06/29 02:54:17 40.997-124.498 23.1OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.0 2006/06/28 08:14:22 40.369-125.198 5.0OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2.5 2006/06/27 18:00:14 40.689-124.621 9.9OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.2 2006/06/25 17:21:20 40.600-125.647 2.6OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.3 2006/06/21 23:23:22 40.340-124.661 24.8OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
3.0 2006/06/21 17:12:12 40.341-124.688 19.8OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA