Thursday, January 10, 2008

Four big earthquakes off the NW coast

We all know that the area around Pacific North-West is a potential hot spot for earthquakes. Yet, it is still surprising when we get four quakes with a magnitude of greater than M6 in less than a week! Fortunately, none of the quakes were on the land. Three of the quakes have been situated just south of the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC and the most recent off the coast of Oregon:

MAP 6.4 2008/01/05 11:44:48


QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
MAP 6.6 2008/01/05 11:01:05


QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
MAP 6.1 2008/01/09 14:40:01


QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
MAP 6.3 2008/01/10 01:37:19


OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

Hopefully this isn't a harbinger of things to come and any further big shakes stay out at sea and don't wander landward.

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