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Tsunami Alert Active! Oregon and Washington

  1. Jun 14, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well that's a first!

    At 7:56PM PDT, an emergency alert was issued due to a large earthquake - initial est mag 7.2 - around Eureka California.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    I hope you're not close to the coast!!
     
  4. Jun 14, 2005 #3

    SOS2008

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    7.2 is gettin' up there. :eek:
     
  5. Jun 14, 2005 #4
    Uh oh... Hope everything is ok.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2005 #5
    So I just heard that the California coast is lit up too.
    I really hope it's just a false alarm.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2005 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    Do I need to stuff the cat in a pillowcase and start driving East?
     
  8. Jun 14, 2005 #7
    Better to be safe then sorry with the alert system. I hope for the best.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2005 #8
    I've heard it's been called off...
     
  10. Jun 14, 2005 #9
    Someone here said something about that too. Appearantly it will happen in the next maybe 30 min if it does at all.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2005 #10

    Pengwuino

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    It should be called off. They were reporting the mexico/california border's tsunami alerts were activated but called off about 30 minutes late.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2005 #11

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    The 7.2 quake near Eureka/Crescent City is shallow, only 10 km (6.2 mi) - 146 km (91 mi) WSW of Crescent City, CA.

    It follows two other quake clusters, with a 5.2 quake (33.533°N, 116.578°W, Depth = 14.1 km (8.8 miles)) in S. California on Sunday, June 12, 99 km (62 miles) NNE (32°) from San Diego, CA, and the other a 5.0 quake (lat. 51.400N, long. 178.840E) at depth of 15.0km, and located 161 km (100 mi) WSW of Adak, AK.

    Things seem to be heating up on the Eastern belt of the Ring of Fire.
     
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  13. Jun 15, 2005 #12

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    If you can get the pillowcase off of Gale's head, and the cat off of yours...
    Anyhow, I hope it has been cancelled.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2005 #13
    man, i was gonna comment about that too... damn you.

    btw, ring of fire is like, pacific ocean right?
     
  15. Jun 15, 2005 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    No, we're find here. We have a small mountain range between us and the ocean.

    Has anyone heard any damage reports from N California?
     
  16. Jun 15, 2005 #15

    Danger

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    I was gone for almost 3 hours. Just dumb luck that I checked back two minutes ahead of you.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2005 #16
    I thought it was Johnny Cash... ;-p
     
  18. Jun 15, 2005 #17

    Pengwuino

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    no your wrong, it was a dumb movie that i didnt bother going to see :D
     
  19. Jun 15, 2005 #18

    Kerrie

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    i look at the USG website frequently, and there have been many large earthquakes over the past week up and down the ring of fire, from Alaska to California to South America. very interesting how it all happens so close together...
     
  20. Jun 15, 2005 #19

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    Within the same system, such as the Sunda trench near Sumatra, one earthquake relieves stress locally, but that produces an increase in stress elsewhere. An increase in activity from Alaska to Chile could mean something big is going on along the entire Eastern Pacific ROF. It bears watching.

    I just wonder if we may start seeing more stonger > 7.0 and more frequent earthquakes. That would be very troublesome given the development along the Pacific coast.

    Don't forget that the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Bitteroots, and Rocky Mountains exist because of the tectonic movements. Could we be seeing a new period of significant activity?
     
  21. Jun 15, 2005 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    It's funny, but not too long ago that was considered to be nonsense.

    Geologists have been watching the three sisters [mountains] here in Oregon. One has a bulge that has been growing at a worrisome rate. Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen in California have also sbeen showing signs of activity.
     
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