UNPRECEDENTED! 6 Quakes Hit Cascadia Subduction Zone off Oregon; "The Big One" Coming?

UNPRECEDENTED! 6 Quakes Hit Cascadia Subduction Zone off Oregon; "The Big One" Coming?
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Since 8:43 AM eastern US time Saturday, (90 minutes ago) SIX earthquakes have struck in the dangerous Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) off the coast of Oregon, and THREE of those quakes were higher than Magnitude 5.0.  "The Big One" might be coming soon!

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake swarm began around 8:43 AM eastern time today, and the size of the quakes is significant:

  1. 4.7

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 13:40:13 (UTC)

  2. 4.2

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 13:37:31 (UTC)

  3. 4.2

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 13:16:10 (UTC)

  4. 5.4

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 13:00:17 (UTC)

  5. 5.4

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 12:52:04 (UTC)

  6. 5.0

    Off the coast of Oregon

    2019-06-22 12:43:42 (UTC)

This earthquake fault system is considered to be "the most dangerous in the world" because its location and the type of earthquakes this system can create, in relation to its location near heavily populated areas, means it can generate devastating earthquakes which could kill tens of thousands and destroy entire cities.

Making the system even worse is its location in the ocean.  A Mega-Thrust earthquake from this system (the type of quake that subduction zones typically cause) would generate a TSUNAMI WAVE that would move at 600 MPH into the US West Coast, obliterating almost everything west if Interstate 5.

The Scientific Model in the video below tells the tale.  A Mega-Thrust earthquake from this very system, would generate HORRIFIC Tsunamis that would not only wipe out much of the US (and Canadian) west coast, but would hit every other coastline in the Pacific Ocean hours later.  The damage and death toll would be unimaginable!

This quake swarm - at these magnitudes - is unprecedented.  Folks on the US West Coast must be vigilant and prepared.

 

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