Tag Archives: Cascadia subduction zone

California and Oregon Quakes

Two interesting quakes in the last few days have been the 5.6 magnitude quake near Eureka California and the 6.0 quake off of the coast of Oregon. Both of them shallow quakes, but being close together they are not on … Continue reading

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Feb 4 Vancouver Island Quake

I know this was a few days ago but I wanted to check a few things. There was a 5.7 magnitude off of Vancouver Island. This is close to the Cascadia subduction fault. As soon as you say Cascadia a … Continue reading

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Earthquake Count Up: 7

I t was starting out as a slow day, kermadec islands, Papua New Guinea and mid ocean stuff but two things caught my eye. The first is a quake in greece. They don’t happen often and there have been a few lately … Continue reading

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Canada, Northwest Territories Quake

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Canada’s Northwest territories yesterday which is a rare event. While larger quakes do happen here once in a while, like 1985, October and December each had a magnitude 6.8 and there was another … Continue reading

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Ancient Quakes and Paleo-Tsunamis

Earthquakes have been happening for a long time. Our planet suffered from them almost from the time solid ground and rock first formed in small patches on the surface of our smoldering world. These rafts of rock floated on a … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Cascadia Earthquake

Yesterday there was an earthquake off of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. This was a  large quake on the cascadia fault. Cascadia is the section of fault between the northamerican plate and a portion of the pacific called the Juan de Fuca plate. This plate … Continue reading

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Cascadia mega quake coming?

I keep hearing people say that a Cascadia zone mega quake is about to happen or will happen within the next 50 years. I am not so sure. But while I am not sure I still recommend people know the … Continue reading

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