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9 quakes in 3 days - BC's southwest coast getting grumbly

 
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The quakes have been out in the Pacific around 100km west of Vancouver Island - with no injuries or damage.  Anyone concerned?

Where I live, in Richmond, we would be sheltered from the direct energy of a tsunami if one did form, but being an island at or below sea level a rise in the water levels could exceed the heights of the dyke system and bring flooding.
 
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I often watch the quakes on the coast.  That falt line is pretty grumbly.  It's when it's silent for a few months I worry as the quakes come closer to land.  It's a bit like the steam release valve on a pressure cooker.

Some of the sites I watch:

bc earthquake
usgs
twit
buoy data



What worries me is that they are giving up on the emergency warning system in favour of a smartphone-based warning for things like tsunami.  The last census said that over 25% of people in BC don't have a smartphone.  Most of those people are the more vulnerable members of society that need help the most.  
 
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r ranson wrote:I often watch the quakes on the coast.  That falt line is pretty grumbly.  It's when it's silent for a few months I worry as the quakes come closer to land.  It's a bit like the steam release valve on a pressure cooker.

Some of the sites I watch:

bc earthquake
usgs
twit
buoy data



What worries me is that they are giving up on the emergency warning system in favour of a smartphone-based warning for things like tsunami.  The last census said that over 25% of people in BC don't have a smartphone.  Most of those people are the more vulnerable members of society that need help the most.  



When they were running tests of this smartphone system, it seemed like maybe 30% of people I knew with smartphones were receiving them..

A couple years back there was a good sized quake way out and north. The official map showed a tsunami warning covering all of van isle and a bunch of the lower mainland..


All normal for BC. I hear it stands for Barely Competent, but honestly that seems optimistic to me.
 
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there is a correlation between sunspot minimum and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
 
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It's nice to see that even in our most liberal province, you don't matter if you can't afford a smart phone.  
 
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I would be dead then as I do not have a smart phone, or any cell phone for that matter. :-)

My 13 year old daughter was SHOCKED when I told her I do not want one. They say only 7% of the population does not have a cell phone, which to me means, I am just 6% away from being a 1%'er! :-)
 
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