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Experts warn of major West Coast 
Earthquake and Tsunami ... Soon


4 Feb 07 - Seismologists warned that a "catastrophic" earthquake could strike the southwestern coast of British Columbia soon, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reported Saturday.

The experts noted rumblings from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, along Vancouver Island, which could foretell a giant quake. But they said the probability of a quake was still low.

The newspaper said the activity, known as episodic tremor and slip, emanates from the crush of the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate beneath the North American Plate, which is Canada's shoreline. The Juan de Fuca plate runs from Vancouver Island on Canada's West Coast south to Northern California in the United States."

(I assume that the US West Coast from Northern California to the Canadian border could also be at risk.)

See: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/256542/1/.html
Thanks to Dan Hammer for this link.

 

Experts Warn of Tsunami


In a related story, experts warned that such an event could trigger a tsunami equal to the size and the strength of what hit the Sumatra-Andaman Islands in 2004.

See: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070202/bc_quake_070202/20070202?hub=TopStories
Thanks to Charles Patrick for this link.


         

               

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