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    BREAKING: 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of British Columbia

    This is breaking news:

    M 7.7 Earthquake, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region

    20 minutes ago
    Location: 123 miles (199 km) SSW of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada; 163 miles (262 km) S of Metlakatla, AK; 173 miles (278 km) SSE of H… Show more
    10 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey

    An earthquake with magnitude 7.7 occurred near Prince Rupert, BC, Canada at 03:04:08.00 UTC on Oct 28, 2012. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
    http://www.google.org/publicalerts/a...=US&source=web

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...00df7n#summary

    http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.ph...012.10.28.0313

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Saturday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

    The quake was centered 123 miles south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...0,859926.story

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    This isn't going to be good. We have Hurricane Sandy heading up the coast, why am I worried tsunamis are going to get mixed in with hurricanes? They already said it was the "perfect storm as is" Oh right BC schwooo! Saw Canada and said OH NOOOO!
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    Did I just hear they are putting out a Tsunami warning for Seatle area?
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    A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.1 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 52.863, Lon: -131.942 at 2012-10-28T03:04:11Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
    Estimated arrival times:
    Langara Island, British Columbia 9:16 PM GMT-07 (30 minutes from now)
    Sitka, Alaska 8:42 PM GMT-08 (56 minutes from now)
    Elfin Cove, Alaska 8:53 PM GMT-08 (1 hour, 7 minutes from now)
    Tofino, British Columbia 10:09 PM GMT-07 (1 hour, 23 minutes from now)
    Craig, Alaska 9:10 PM GMT-08 (1 hour, 24 minutes from now)
    Neah Bay, Washington 10:18 PM GMT-07 (1 hour, 32 minutes from now)
    Charleston, Oregon 10:36 PM GMT-07 (1 hour, 50 minutes from now)
    Seaside, Oregon 10:36 PM GMT-07 (1 hour, 50 minutes from now)
    Westport, Washington 10:36 PM GMT-07 (1 hour, 50 minutes from now)
    Yakutat, Alaska 9:40 PM GMT-08 (1 hour, 54 minutes from now)
    Crescent City, California 10:53 PM GMT-07 (2 hours, 7 minutes from now)
    Seward, Alaska 10:16 PM GMT-08 (2 hours, 30 minutes from now)
    Kodiak, Alaska 10:23 PM GMT-08 (2 hours, 37 minutes from now)
    Valdez, Alaska 10:31 PM GMT-08 (2 hours, 45 minutes from now)
    Cordova, Alaska 10:40 PM GMT-08 (2 hours, 54 minutes from now)
    Sand Point, Alaska 11:00 PM GMT-08 (3 hours, 14 minutes from now)
    Fort Point, New Hampshire 12:02 AM GMT-07 (3 hours, 16 minutes from now)
    Dutch Harbor, Alaska 11:21 PM GMT-08 (3 hours, 35 minutes from now)
    Santa Barbara, California 12:22 AM GMT-07 (3 hours, 36 minutes from now)
    Homer, Alaska 11:27 PM GMT-08 (3 hours, 41 minutes from now)
    San Pedro, California 12:39 AM GMT-07 (3 hours, 53 minutes from now)
    Cold Bay, Alaska 11:43 PM GMT-08 (3 hours, 57 minutes from now)
    Adak, Alaska 11:45 PM GMT-08 (3 hours, 59 minutes from now)
    La Jolla, California 12:51 AM GMT-07 (4 hours, 5 minutes from now)
    Shemya, Alaska 12:29 AM GMT-08 (4 hours, 43 minutes from now)
    St. Paul, Alaska 12:42 AM GMT-08 (4 hours, 56 minutes from now)
    http://www.google.org/publicalerts/a...CA&source=maps

    Matthew Keys ‏@TheMatthewKeys
    More info: RT @komonews: There is NO Tsunami Watch or Warning for the Washington/Oregon Coast.

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    Weather Underground ‏@wunderground
    Taking this cautiously right now. Tsunami Bulletin: WILL MONITOR SITUATION BUT DOES NOT EXPECT A WIDER THREAT TO OCCUR.
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    thanks for keeping us updated, I've been sharing the info on FB as I have a lot of friends on the west and east coasts.
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    I'm speechless



    Too much happening on this spinning ball already!

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    matthew keys ‏@thematthewkeys
    just in: Another aftershock, 4.8-magnitude, in canada -
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...00df98#summary

    Matthew Keys is the Reuters Twitter feed guy btw.

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    I've heard about it three times already (via email from friends)...apparently there are tsunami's expected down here...

    WFG, is that right? That we in Southern California should be prepared for a possible tsunami? I'm thinking of all those restaurants and clubs down on the coast who, on a Saturday night, will be rockin'.

    Sigh. I don't like this weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herding Cats View Post
    I've heard about it three times already (via email from friends)...apparently there are tsunami's expected down here...

    WFG, is that right? That we in Southern California should be prepared for a possible tsunami? I'm thinking of all those restaurants and clubs down on the coast who, on a Saturday night, will be rockin'.

    Sigh. I don't like this weekend...

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    It's tough to say. Everyone is scrambling. Probably not though, at least not severe. I do note that Santa Barbara, La Jolla, San Pedro, and Crescent City are on the charts for some sort of action (see "time expected" above @ #6).

    So far the Canadian tsunami warning is marked as "information only" for Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. So no tsunami warning is in effect for those areas at the present time.

    http://pastebin.com/EYRBC1qG
    Last edited by wfgodot; 10-28-2012 at 12:21 AM.

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    Oh no
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    http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.ph...012.10.28.0341

    I wouldn't worry. It looks like they're not expecting anything major.

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    Late Saturday Natural Resources Canada issued a statement: “A major earthquake occurred in the Haida Gwaii region (formerly known as the Queen Charlottoe Islands). It was felt across much of north-central B.C., including Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Quesnel and Houston. There have been no reports of damage at this time.”

    The epicentre was reportedly about 40 kilometres south of Sandspit, B.C. at a depth of 19 kilometres in the coastal waters.


    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...northern-coast

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    When in doubt, better safe than sorry
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