Originally posted by berkeleygal
just happened to catch this
Originally posted by Drezden
If a mega quake 9.0+ magnitude struck that fault line I was told it would feel like a 6.0 inland, and that is plenty enough to make a lot of un-earthquake proof buildings in seattle, Portland, Eugene.. and especially the towns right on the coast to fail. Not to mention the damage a Tsunami would cause. Some coastal towns have built certain buildings designed for safety from a Tsunami but the damage and death would still be huge.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
It probably isn't. But it might be. And these quakes may be the only warning you get.
Recent quakes on the Juan De Fuca Plate, and near Vancouver bear some attention:
And if you will notice, there are also two smaller ones in Tacoma area on that map.
Normally I would not be concerned, but Cascadia doesn't usually get that many quakes in such a short period of time. And noticing changes in frequency of quakes is important. They could be precursors for a very bad situation.
A more recent quake up near Vancouver Island also plays into this. And this 5.7, while not out of the norm in the long term, is still, potentially of the kind of magnitude that bears watching.
Be alert my friends. Be alert. And watch this closely over the next days and weeks.
I don't like it. One bit.
And of course as many here at ATS already know, scientists have been concerned about this for quite some time.
edit on Sat Feb 4th 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sarahraeann
reply to post by vjr1113
Honestly I've always wondered this myself, I live in the Everett/marysville area and always wonder when it does happen what kind of damage and things would I expect to see, like water rising all of that I'm not sure we have so much for the water to run past like the whole puget sound and the San juans all of that so as far as a tsunami I don't know.. :/