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#1161 Mike K.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:38 AM

“An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude was registered in the same area on Wednesday night. Haida Gwaii is an archipelago about 50 kilometres off the B.C. coast.”

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#1162 SimonH

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:28 AM

Does global warming cause earthquakes?

No. Ben Isitt does.


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#1163 AllseeingEye

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:12 PM

^Or they relieved pressure and it'll be smooth sailing for a while.

Unfortunately not according to a senior geophysicist from SFU speaking on Global News tonight: in order for sufficient pressure to be 'relieved' it would take over 1000 quakes the size of yesterday's California quake to have any measurable impact on the Juan de Fuca or Cascadia plates - an ungodly and unfathomable degree of energy and force reminding us once again how puny human beings actually are.



#1164 AllseeingEye

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:01 PM

California just got rocked again with - as predicted by the USGS - an even bigger earthquake than yesterday. According to some news outlets it was closer to a 7.0. Same location as the previous shaker, i.e. Ridgecrest. No other details as yet.



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

California just got rocked again with - as predicted by the USGS - an even bigger earthquake than yesterday. According to some news outlets it was closer to a 7.0. Same location as the previous shaker, i.e. Ridgecrest. No other details as yet.

https://www.cnn.com/...uake/index.html



#1166 todd

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:46 PM

The quakes have been located in the naval air weapons station china lake.

https://earthquake.u...57511/executive

#1167 todd

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:48 AM

....China Lake is the United States Navy’s largest single landholding, representing 85% of the Navy’s land for weapons and armaments research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation use and 38% of the Navy’s land holdings worldwide. ....

https://defence-blog...earthquake.html



#1168 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:46 PM

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http://capnews.ca/ca...ctoria-big-one/

 
The Most Doomed City in Canada

What the Big One will do to Victoria

 

 

 

 

The first thing you hear is breaking glass; hundreds of liquor and wine bottles shaking free from their moorings and shattering on the floor. A spreading puddle of premium alcohol has already begun to lap at your feet when the gasps and nervous laughter around you turn to screams. Beneath all of this cacophony is a sound you’ve never heard before: a low, omnipresent rumbling, like being underneath a speeding freight train. It is the sound of the earth being torn apart.  

 

After years of warnings, the Big One has finally arrived, and you’re unlucky enough to be inside the main dining room of The Empress; arguably one of the most seismically unstable buildings in the entire city. 

 



#1169 todd

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

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#1170 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:01 AM

320 years since the ‘Big One’ doesn’t mean it’s overdue: Canada Research Chair

‘It could happen today, tomorrow or 100 years from now’

 

https://www.vicnews....research-chair/

 

 

The impact was recorded overseas and left a historically viable marker of what was likely one of the most catastrophic natural events in Greater Victoria’s history.

 

 

:confused:  catastrophic to who or what - in victoria?  did it have any impact whatsoever to humans plants or other animals?


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#1171 rjag

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:02 AM

 

:confused:  catastrophic to who or what - in victoria?  did it have any impact whatsoever to humans plants or other animals?

 

It was massive and impacted the coastline from Northern California to Alaska, caused tsunamis in Japan and here. Evidence in Oregon of a dead forest quite some distance from the coast was due to salt water

 

Our seismic rating for building design is actually higher than California, its the highest rating you can get. There is strong evidence that the buildings most likely to suffer the worst are mid rise glass clad condo towers with underground parking ie 10-15 floors. Of course any building built with masonry prior to 1980 will likely disintegrate



#1172 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:43 AM

It was massive and impacted the coastline from Northern California to Alaska, caused tsunamis in Japan and here. Evidence in Oregon of a dead forest quite some distance from the coast was due to salt water

 

Our seismic rating for building design is actually higher than California, its the highest rating you can get. There is strong evidence that the buildings most likely to suffer the worst are mid rise glass clad condo towers with underground parking ie 10-15 floors. Of course any building built with masonry prior to 1980 will likely disintegrate

 

Yeah I'd hate to be in or anywhere near the Leg in the event of a major earthquake; it'll be nothing more than Victoria's largest masonry brick-pile when all is said and done.


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#1173 Nparker

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:49 AM

At least fighting over the future of places like the Duck's building and Northern Junk will be settled once and for all.


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#1174 todd

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 11:01 AM

Yeah I'd hate to be in or anywhere near the Leg in the event of a major earthquake; it'll be nothing more than Victoria's largest masonry brick-pile when all is said and done.


San Francisco City Hall after the 1906 earthquake:
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#1175 todd

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 11:03 AM

^Somebody get the log splitter.
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#1176 todd

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 01:18 PM

Lot of vibrating up island just had a 6.0 largest of a series of quakes around that size. https://earthquakesc...ca/index-en.php

#1177 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 03:16 PM

4 quakes strike within 4 hours off Vancouver Island, no damage or injuries

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ec-23-1.5406883



#1178 todd

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:20 PM

4 quakes strike within 4 hours off Vancouver Island, no damage or injuries
 
https://www.cbc.ca/n...ec-23-1.5406883


Good they appear to be heading in the opposite direction

#1179 Bernard

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 09:21 AM

The location of those quakes has been ongoingly active over the last five or so years with regular clusters of quakes of this scale.  I have no idea what it means though it is more less at the end of the Cascadian subduction zone.



#1180 Mike K.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 07:57 PM

A 6.2 was just recorded in the same area, the strongest since a series of earthquakes began yesterday morning.

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