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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby zerograv » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:27 pm

Some friends of mine who are on vacation in Hawaii just posted on FB that they have been forcibly confined to the lobby of their hotel to await further instructions as possible coastal evacuations are being considered
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Nebula » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Coastal Hawaii is now being evacuated.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby zzontar » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:30 pm

That's getting close to the second worst place we could have an earthquake next to Yellowstone Park. The potential force of either event would likely trigger the other one resulting in a supervolcano and monstrous earthquake off of our coast with the likelihood of more chain reactons. Every tremor in either region is a step closer and there aren't supposed to be too many steps left.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Quailize » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Hawaii now being warned to expect Tsunami of seven metres. The first waves could hit Hawaii by 1:30 a.m.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Cumungala » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:40 pm

zzontar wrote:That's getting close to the second worst place we could have an earthquake next to Yellowstone Park. The potential force of either event would likely trigger the other one resulting in a supervolcano and monstrous earthquake off of our coast with the likelihood of more chain reactons. Every tremor in either region is a step closer and there aren't supposed to be too many steps left.


I was thinking about that too. This earthquake could have disrupted the fault line that could trigger the Big One. At the same time, there's also a possibility that this earthquake has eased tension on the fault line and could delay the Big One. I didn't know that the Big One could also cause the Yellowstone supervolcano to erupt though.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Nebula » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:41 pm

That's seven feet, qualize, not metres.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Quailize » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:43 pm

Nebula wrote:That's seven feet, qualize, not metres.


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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Queen K » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:50 pm

I think Jo and WeatherWoman may be on evac alert.

Anyone hear from either one of them?
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Troy » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:52 pm

Nebula wrote:That's seven feet, qualize, not metres.

Global was reporting that too.

The actual number is 6 feet. Our newsroom will be updating that info right away.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Nebula » Oct 27th, 2012, 11:54 pm

There are no evacuation orders or alerts other than on Haida Gwaii.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Troy » Oct 28th, 2012, 12:03 am

Tsunami Warning that was in place has been downgraded to an advisory
http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/20 ... -time.html

Advisory remains in place for:
ZONE A: The North Coast and Haida Gwaii
ZONE B: The Central Coast including: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Shearwater.
ZONE C: The outer West Coast of Vancouver Island from Cape Scott to Port Renfrew
ZONE D: The Juan de Fuca Strait from Jordan River to Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Queen K » Oct 28th, 2012, 12:06 am

Please stop bragging on facebook about how great the Okanagan is right now, or they'll want to move here.
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Queen K » Oct 28th, 2012, 12:07 am

Anyone else on twitter feeds from Hawaii? Is there news?

From13 minutes ago.http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... 19ccb1.571
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Troy » Oct 28th, 2012, 12:15 am

I have been keeping up with the situation in Hawaii by watching this live coverage:
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/198303/livestream

People that are in the low-lying areas that could be hit are being told to head for higher ground. Waves could be 3 to 6 feet high and are expected to first arrive just before 10:30pm local time
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Re: Earthquake hits Queen Charlottes ?

Postby Queen K » Oct 28th, 2012, 12:17 am

Excellent Troy, thanks.
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