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There is no mega quake predicted for the USA throughout September.
Relax, take it easy.
Still, it doesn't mean it cannot happen. We've had two 9.0+ quakes in the past six-seven years, and they say we're only supposed to have one every twenty years, if that.
Originally posted by MoparDanno
reply to post by westcoast
From the location of the quake ( east of the subduction fault ) I don't think its possible for it to have been from the ridge... it was located on the island, not offshore. That is either a subduction quake ( 35m depth I think i saw? ) or a separate faultline that has nothing to do with the subduction zone.
Originally posted by westcoast
I agree. For a quake of that size and depth.....I really think it is from the subduction zone. Before anyone criticizes me for questioning what seems to be a professional quoted in the previous article; let me remind you that they keep changing the location of the subduction zone. Most of it is educated guesses.
The Washington Transportation Department dispatched inspectors as a precaution to check for damage to the Alaskan Way Viaduct, as well as the Deception Pass Bridge and the Highway 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington. None was found.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas said railroad tracks from Everett to Vancouver have been lowered to a 20 mph speed limit for all trains, and seven trains are currently halted while inspections are carried out on bridges.