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 "Four regions rattled by earthquakes"

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/st...ther_topstories

California

At 2:56 am local time, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattled southern California. Hundreds of people in the area reported feeling very light shaking including in Los Angeles and Orange County. Officials say there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Cuba

The US Geological Survey (USGS) registered a magnitude 6.0 earthquake off the coast of Cuba. At 4:43 local time, the quake rattled an area southeast of Havana. Because of its remoteness, no damage was expected and no tsunami warnings were issued. Geophysicists say earthquakes are common in that area of the sea.

Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off Japan's coast Thursday. The quake was centred off the coast of Ibaraki, which is about 220 km east of Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no risk of a tsunami either. It was on March 11 when a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the region. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake was the strongest to hit the country, but now, six months later, there are signs of progress.

Vancouver

A weak earthquake was felt across northern Vancouver at 4:02 local time, Thursday morning. The magnitude 4.1 quake hit off the northwest coast of the Island and was felt in Washington, Oregon and northern California. It was the same area that was jolted last Friday. A magnitude 6.4 quake struck just south of Port Hardy, but no injuries or damage was reported and a tsunami warning wasn't issued.

To get a tsunami we need to disrupt the ocean floor,explained Dr. Brent Ward, an Earth Sciences Professor at Simon Fraser University. The fault actually has to move the sea floor (and cause displacement).

The province regularly participates in emergency simulations with other earthquake-prone areas, including California, and an organization called ShakeOut holds an annual earthquake drill so individuals will know how to respond when quakes do strike.

With files from The Associated Press


WTF?!?!

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 15 Sep 2011 3:17 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Huh... I hadn't heard about Japan... but I did hear about the other 3 this morning on the drive to work. DH and I both did a "WTF". There seems to be an abnormal amount of plate activity in the past few weeks.... are CERN running the collider again or something?

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 15 Sep 2011 4:01 PM
 19 Oct 2009
 Winnipeg, MB
justagirl
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The world is ending, haven't you heard??

Maybe Elenin is causing the earth to shake?

http://theendingworld.com/2011/07/03/wor...BlogGlue_Plugin

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 15 Sep 2011 4:22 PM
 9 Oct 2008
 Victoria, BC
jasey
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Well 3.5 and 4.1 are very small! 3.5 in the LA area happens I think on an almost daily basis. Hardly a concern (for me, personally).

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 15 Sep 2011 4:23 PM
 24 Feb 2006
 back in Canada
brighteyes
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eeeeek!!

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 15 Sep 2011 4:24 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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All DH keeps saying is "well, 2012 is coming!". tongueold

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 15 Sep 2011 4:52 PM
 4 Apr 2006
cynful
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Earthquakes happen all the time, we just don't usually feel them. Here's a map showing the earthquakes that occured in Canada over the past 30 days:

Earthquake map

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 15 Sep 2011 5:04 PM
 19 Oct 2009
 Winnipeg, MB
justagirl
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I used to have an earthquake wigit on my Mac.... Never realized how many there were until then!!

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 15 Sep 2011 5:43 PM
 1 Jan 2010
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Haha, I just called my parents to make sure they had a back way to get out of the lower mainland and over to my house incase a big earthquake is coming. I'd like to get them here before BC falls off.

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 15 Sep 2011 5:55 PM
 8 Jun 2009
Siiera
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I know these earthquakes are small but living in an zone that scientists say that it isn't a matter of if but when the big 9 plus earthquake will happen makes me nervous when I read posts like this, especially with the extra activity in the Vancouver area. frown

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 15 Sep 2011 11:07 PM
 21 Oct 2009
lastone
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They are all occurring in the Pacific Ring of Fire which is a is basically one big earthquake zone. One earth quake along that ring can easily trigger more.

PICTURE OF PACIFIC RING OF FIRE


Based off the earthquake map for Canada, move to the Prairie provinces, we are safe here smile

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 15 Sep 2011 11:20 PM
 24 Jun 2006
 The middle of the Pacific
Whizz
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Yah, but then I'd have to be freaked of tornados. And weird bugs. At least here I'm good with a wet suit and a surf board wink

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 15 Sep 2011 11:34 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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Weird bugs? What weird bugs do we have?

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 16 Sep 2011 9:31 AM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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There was another one in the South Pacific yesterday, I think, near Fiji?

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 16 Sep 2011 9:34 AM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Southern Ontario's in decent, shape... we get referred tremors occasionally, but the closest fault line (under Lake Ontario) is fairly stable and generally doesn't trigger more than about a 2.0

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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