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Old 10-27-12, 09:48 PM   #1
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Breaking news, mag 7.7 hits B.C. Canada.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americ...531981708.html


If you're in California, you may also want to prepare, just in case there's a chain reaction.
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If you're in California, you may also want to prepare, just in case there's a chain reaction.
Apparently hit a rather sparsely populated island: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...00df7n#summary

Tsunami warning map: http://google.org/publicalerts/alert...3a6e895721fff1

If the whole Cascadia Subduction Zone cuts loose, well, it's going to suck around here for a while.
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According to CNN, a small tsunami was detected, but the reports so far are little damage has been reported.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/27...iref=allsearch
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Well, if it makes it clear in and down the bay, I'm doomed. But that isn't likely.

Do we have any Foo operatives in BC?
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I can give you reports of all the aftershocks that are sure to follow for the next month, starting next week.
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We're on the eastern outskirts of Vancouver, and we didn't feel anything and haven't since the original one.
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I can give you reports of all the aftershocks that are sure to follow for the next month, starting next week.
Meh, I'm a Californian. If it's less than a 5 or so, I don't even wake up or get out of bed for it.
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I just finished reading yesterday the book, Generation A, by Douglas Coupland. The central characters end up on an island, Haida Gwaii, around the Prince Rupert area -- and about where the epicentre of the earthquake occurred.

Weirdly eerie!!!
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Apparently my brother felt a quake, but my town is not on the danger map. Craig, AK reported getting a 4 inch wave(last I read), so I don't think the initial wave(s) will do much.
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Who sent beans to the Canucks? I warned you many times before not to do that!
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My niece and her husband man a lighthouse abour 80 miles from the epicenter, said the place did a little shake, rattle and roll but no major damage to the complex. Said they were going to sleep in the tower for the night, highest point on the island. Don't know why they would do that. I didn't feel a thing here but my dog was acting a little srange about the time I figured it happened.
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My sister in Kelowna said that some people in highrises could feel the earthquake.
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Reports this morning are no injuries, no major damages and no tsunami.
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Meh, I'm a Californian. If it's less than a 5 or so, I don't even wake up or get out of bed for it.
Me, too. I rode out Sylmar and Whittier Narrows. The only thing that woke me up for Northridge was my cat sinking his claws into my chest.
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sirens were going off and people evacked to higher ground but it died of before it hit us
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You know what it is, this happens every time the Giants are in the world series. Just have to stop that from happening somehow.
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Old 10-28-12, 04:20 PM   #18
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Yep. My brother lives in the Bay Area since before the Loma Prieta quake. He was on his way home when it hit. Since he's a geologist, he turned around and went back to work.
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An after shock, apparently close to the strength of the first one, has just been reported.
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My sister in Kelowna said that some people in highrises could feel the earthquake.
They're stacking igloos up there now?
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We're going to Kelowna this coming week. We'll take pictures for you
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Me, too. I rode out Sylmar and Whittier Narrows. The only thing that woke me up for Northridge was my cat sinking his claws into my chest.
I am a little young for Sylmar, but the other two I was there for. What woke me up for Northridge was my mom yelling at us to find a doorway. I never got back to sleep, and it was a school holiday.
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Hey there was a 2.5 in Buffalo last week!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ not sure how to save my zoom setting to the link unfortunately. Definitely a lot busier around the Queen Charlottes.
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Meh, I'm a Californian. If it's less than a 5 or so, I don't even wake up or get out of bed for it.
same here. apart from the Californian part. though our ones are shallow (under 10km deep) so you wake up for about a 4.
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I can give you reports of all the aftershocks that are sure to follow for the next month, starting next week.
with a 7.7, I'd guess you could be having aftershocks for a year or so. can you beat our 10,000 plus?
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