BREAKING: 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of British Columbia

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    This is breaking news:

    http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d1b54f8ca537169f&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary

    http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TIBPAC.2012.10.28.0313

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-quake-canadabre89r01d-20121027,0,859926.story
     
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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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  4. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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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!
     
  5. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    Did I just hear they are putting out a Tsunami warning for Seatle area?
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Estimated arrival times:
    http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=e03a6e895721fff1&hl=en&gl=CA&source=maps

     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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  8. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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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.
     
  9. tarabull

    tarabull Some humans are really bad at being human. ~Scott

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    I'm speechless

    :(

    Too much happening on this spinning ball already!
     
  10. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Herding Cats New Member

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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...

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
  12. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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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
     
  13. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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    Oh no
     
  14. Oblio

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  15. tarabull

    tarabull Some humans are really bad at being human. ~Scott

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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/article/1278728--powerful-earthquake-hits-b-c-northern-coast
     
  16. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    When in doubt, better safe than sorry
     
  17. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    The tsunami warnings extend into the Bering Sea and King crab season opened two weeks ago.............. LOTS of fishing boats out there without safe harbor.
     
  18. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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    The Mayans were right!
     
  19. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    And Edgar Cayce as well
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    http://www.tsunami.gov/text.php?id=alaska.TSUWCA.2012.10.28.0410
     
  21. Oblio

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    There's no such thing as a safe harbor during tidal surges. They are safer out at sea. The only vessels that survived the 2011 "tsunami" in our area are the ones that made it out to sea first.
     

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