Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Monster Earthquake and Killer Tsunami Still Overdue, (December 30th/2015)Let the Cascadia Russian Roulette Games Begin

 4 .9 earthquake 19 miles off Victoria, it must have been very shallow, the entire greater Vancouver area shook, ...Our house shook violently(North Burnaby)


Miguel Ramos@MiguelRamosTV 45 minutes ago
: US Geological Survey registering 4.9 magnitude earthquake, 19 km NE of Victoria


Here is a replay of a critically important Straight Goods post from October 2012.....We are overdue for the bug one...(five paragraphs down)..But first let me say this to Christy Clark and her promise-breaking government)

Hey Christy Clark, your BC Liberal team under Gordon Campbell promised over a decade ago to protect our children and earthquake proof vulnerable brick and mortar schools by 2016, he failed,

Under your scandal filled leadership Christy Clark, you have dragged your feet on seismic upgrading of schools, your Government has stalled the progress on this urgent task even more, failed to commit $dollars to this critically important issue, you and your phony balanced budgets, ...Where`s the money Christy Clark?

You,  the government you lead Christy Clark put-off seismic upgrades to vulnerable brick and mortar schools going out past 2030...?????  only money for  $$$$$$ LNG fake photo-ops

Christy Clark, if this earthquake was much bigger and struck during school hours hundreds if not thousands of kids could die, entire communities could lose their children...Crushed, flattened under crumbling bricks..

Maybe John Horgan once elected in 2017 will complete the job of protecting our more precious resource....Not LNG Christy Clark....Children!


Monster Earthquake and Killer Tsunami Still Overdue, Let the Cascadia Russian Roulette Games Begin


Perhaps we should take a closer look, after a cursory search there seems to be a whole-lotta earthquakes going on in Cascadia, here was a cluster of 17 earthquakes in August/2008..




Quake swarm rocks West Coast's ocean depths


Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 



Earthquakes Canada charted earthquakes around Vancouver Island over the past 30 days.Earthquakes Canada charted earthquakes around Vancouver Island over the past 30 days. (Earthquakes Canada
 Quake swarm rocks West Coast's ocean depths - British Columbia - CBC News

Now, before we move on, last night(October 27/2012) we had a 7.7 and a multitude of large aftershocks, 5.8..6.8...many 4.0 and larger, check out that above map, that cluster of 17 are fairly close to last night`s crackerjack..

Are those 2008 quakes in any way connected, perhaps...Let`s continue a little further...Like say May 2012...6 months ago


Earthquake swarm strikes off West Coast again

8 small quakes have hit in recent weeks



A swarm of earthquakes struck off Vancouver Island in recent weeks. A swarm of earthquakes struck off Vancouver Island in recent weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey)
Experts say a "swarm" of small earthquakes off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island are part of the normal seismic activity in the area, and they could continue for several more days.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that struck just after midnight on Tuesday morning was the eighth small quake with a magnitude between 3.8 and 4.7 to strike the region since April 22.
Pacific Geoscience Centre Seismologist Gary Rogers said the activity is focused along a 20-kilometre stretch along an area called the Raveer Delwood Fault, located about 200 kilometres offshore.
"In the very thin crust that we have out there off our west coast of Vancouver Island, it often fractures in a series of small earthquakes, usually about this size being the maximum."
Rogers said more small earthquakes are expected in the area over the next week
You see that cluster of earthquakes from May of this year, these earthquakes are getting really close to the site of last night`s big earthquake, lets follow the movement and it becomes as clear as day where the next either cluster of really big pop is going to occur..
And it isn`t good news for anyone in Brithish Columbia, especially for our mid to northern coast....





Have a look, this map doesn`t even include the Japanese earthquake and tsunami...Law of averages tells me that we are due for a really big one off the northern tip of Vancover island...lets look at another set of data..And remember, the Richter scale, a magnitude 8.7 is 10 times as large as a magnitude 7.7....So to be clear, there was a 1 to 2 foot tsunami generated last night, imagine that magnified by a factor of 10 with a 8.7...or god forbid, magnified by a factor of 100 with a 9.0....

Earthquake Magnitude Scale
Magnitude Earthquake Effects Estimated Number
Each Year
2.5 or less Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. 900,000
2.5 to 5.4 Often felt, but only causes minor damage. 30,000
5.5 to 6.0 Slight damage to buildings and other structures. 500
6.1 to 6.9 May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 100
7.0 to 7.9 Major earthquake. Serious damage. 20
8.0 or greater Great earthquake. Can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. One every 5 to 10 years
Earthquake Magnitude Classes
Earthquakes are also classified in categories ranging from minor to great, depending on their magnitude.
Class Magnitude
Great 8 or more
Major 7 - 7.9
Strong 6 - 6.9
Moderate 5 - 5.9
Light 4 - 4.9
Minor 3 -3.9

The magnitude of most earthquakes is measured on the Richter scale, invented by Charles F. Richter in 1934. The Richter magnitude is calculated from the amplitude of the largest seismic wave recorded for the earthquake, no matter what type of wave was the strongest.

The Richter magnitudes are based on a logarithmic scale (base 10). What this means is that for each whole number you go up on the Richter scale, the amplitude of the ground motion recorded by a seismograph goes up ten times. Using this scale, a magnitude 5 earthquake would result in ten times the level of ground shaking as a magnitude 4 earthquake (and 32 times as much energy would be released). To give you an idea how these numbers can add up, think of it in terms of the energy released by explosives: a magnitude 1 seismic wave releases as much energy as blowing up 6 ounces of TNT. A magnitude 8 earthquake releases as much energy as detonating 6 million tons of TNT. Pretty impressive, huh? Fortunately, most of the earthquakes that occur each year are magnitude 2.5 or less, too small to be felt by most people.

Now let`s look at the Japan earthquake locale that caused the disastrous tsunami...





It`s just a matter of time, we had a cluster in 2008, another cluster of earthquakes in May, 2012, now in October 2012 we have had a super earthquake, and if you look at the faultlines, the ring of fire faults above it`s as plain the nose on your face that we are overdue if not late for an earthquake generating tsunami in the range of 200 miles either north or south of last night`s major event(epicenter), my gut and charts tell me to hedge north, that puts the next big quake north of the Queen Charlotte islands in front of Dixon Channel, that friends would send a massive tsunami straight for Kitimat and Enbridge`s supertanker laden proposed terminus, a dead end fjord, a place where a big wave would gather up speed and height, imagine a huge 40 foot wall of rolling water heading towards Kitimat with an ocean behind it, any supertanker in the way, any sea harbour terminal filling station, both would be pulverized..

1700 Cascadia earthquake

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Cascadia subduction zone
The 1700 Cascadia earthquake was a magnitude 8.7 to 9.2 megathrust earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26, 1700.[1] The earthquake involved the Juan de Fuca Plate underlying the Pacific Ocean, from mid-Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, south along the Pacific Northwest coast as far as northern California, USA. The length of the fault rupture was about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) with an average slip of 20 meters (22 yards).

 geological record reveals that "great earthquakes" (those with moment magnitude 8 or higher) occur in the Cascadia subduction zone about every 500 years on average, often accompanied by tsunamis. There is evidence of at least 13 events at intervals from about 300 to 900 years with an average of 570—590 years.[6] Previous earthquakes are estimated to have occurred in 1310 AD, 810 AD, 400 AD, 170 BC and 600 BC. As seen in the 1700 quake, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, subduction zone earthquakes can cause large tsunamis, and many coastal areas in the region have prepared tsunami evacuation plans in anticipation of a possible future Cascadia earthquake. However, the major nearby cities, notably Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria, and Tacoma, which are located on inland waterways rather than on the coast, would be sheltered from the full brunt of a tsunami. These cities do have many vulnerable structures, especially bridges and unreinforced brick buildings; consequently, most of the damage to the cities would probably be from the earthquake itself. One expert asserts that buildings in Seattle are vastly inadequate even to withstand an earthquake of the size of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, much less the much greater one that may well occur.[7]
Recent findings conclude that the Cascadia Subduction zone is more complex and volatile than previously believed. In 2010 geologists predicted a 37 percent chance of an M8.2+ event within 50 years, and a 10 to 15 percent chance that the entire Cascadia Subduction will rupture with an M9+ event within the same time frame.[8] Geologists have also determined the Pacific Northwest is not prepared for such a colossal quake. The tsunami produced could reach heights of 80 to 100 feet (24 to 30 m).[9]
Some other subduction zones have such earthquakes every 100 to 200 years; the longer interval results from slower plate motions. The rate of convergence between the Juan de Fuca Plate and the North American Plate is 60 millimetres (2.4 in) per year.[10]

Similar megathrust earthquakes

Other megathrust earthquakes are the slightly more powerful 1964 Alaskan Good Friday Earthquake measured at moment magnitude 9.2; the 1960 Great Chilean Earthquake measured at 9.5; the Kamchatka earthquakes of 1737 (est. mag. 8.3) and 1952 (measured at 9.0); the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake at 9.1; the 2010 Chile earthquake at 8.8; and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake at 9.0.
Time to officially end the Enbridge hearings, a giant shaking superquake and tsunami would be hard enough to take, having 2 million barrels of Bitumen heavy tar spilled in the harbour along with the inevitable mountain slides and pipeline ruptures..

I major event and British Columbia`s pristine coastline and fast flowing clean drinkable rivers gone, and there would be no clean up crew left alive to contain the un-containable spill...
Let me repeat this part from above..
 The 1700 Cascadia earthquake was a magnitude 8.7 to 9.2 megathrust earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26, 1700.[1] The earthquake involved the Juan de Fuca Plate underlying the Pacific Ocean, from mid-Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, south along the Pacific Northwest coast as far as northern California, USA. The length of the fault rupture was about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) with an average slip of 20 meters (22 yards).

Just imagine, we are patiently waiting for the Cascadia slip, over 300 years since the last one struck, a slippage zone over 600 miles long with potential for a 60 to 80 foot tsunami waves..

Enbridge northern Gateway pipeline and supertanker oil repository and marine terminal can`t proceed...

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


meadowlark said...

I doubt Harper, Enbridge or Premier Redford give a damn if there is a pipe burst or spills, from the massive dirty tar tankers. That does nothing to them. BC was written off a long time ago, by Harper and Campbell. Everything of value in BC, has been exploited, thieved, sold and, is now gone.

Christy has signed her own deal, with Communist China. They get all of our resources, along with all of the jobs. A spill doesn't hurt her pocket book. The tankers will still spill and the pipelines can keep right on bursting. Doesn't hurt any of the mines either. It's still money for her. Christy is in on the Enbridge pipeline, and was right from day one. Why would she have Boessenkool working for her? He works for Harper and lobbies for the Enbridge pipeline. Kind of hard to miss, was it not?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate how you back up your arguments Grant. Unlike Enbridge, who just make empty platitudes over spill recovery and wealth beyond your wildest imaginations if we welcome them to BC.

Anonymous said...


Hugh said...

Good fricken grief.

Anonymous said...

In case anyone missed this....

Does sound absolutely like attempted manslaughter charges are in order.


Kim said...

Thanks for the informative article. Well done! I sit smack dab in the middle of that whole subduction zone on the Juan de Fuca. Situated in a valley on clay in a log house. Surrounded by diseased but tall red cedars. If the house doesn't kill me and the tsunami doesn't reach me, I will be living in the dark ages for weeks.

One other thing to consider is the probability of submarine slip events, both at the mouth of the Fraser and in Kitimat. These have much potential destructive power to generate catastrophic tsunamis on the Georgia Strait or the Douglas Channel. Food for thought...

Anonymous said...

You say imagine a 40 wall of water going up the Douglas Channel, but I prefer to imagine it going up the Ottawa River and wiping Canada's asshole.
We in BC don't need a federal government, don't want a federal government, and would be much better off without them. That is the truth.

Anonymous said...

Just sayin, if we were a global government instead of a pocket purse to a corrupt Canadian government, we could lay the deal for enbridge. It could either be a straight no, or it could a yes with the proviso that they lay out the possible risk scenario in the billions of dollars in a trust account over which they have no control. Such as they could insure it for say 40 billion, payable immediately there is even a small spill - that would get them sharpening their crayons.
Now while we're on the subject of insurance, why isn't there government insurance? You know, you pay an insurance company X dollars and then if your government rams it up you X hole you can collect the damages. Oh, it would never work? Because not even the largest insurance companies in the world would take that kind of risk. Why isn't there provincial government insurance to protect us from Jackals like Gordon Campbell and his heinous offspring Christy Clark?

Jon Ghun said...

Strange that Obie would wade into the debate in this way seeking to soften up the opposition.

Me thinks he has an ulterior motive, and it's not that of looking out for Horgan's best interests.

And his arguments amount to nothing more than the same reactionary tripe the bc libs employ: loads of jobs and taxes to be had, will all be poorer without it, a refinery would be too expensive because labour is too well compensated, the first nations will take the cash or else they'll be threatened. a crown corp couldn't handle it (he actually cited BC Ferries as an example).

Something smells off about this piece for sure. It's like he's reading from some back-room propaganda manual for undercover corporate-relations agents. Seems like the ole' quisling has been given a new project. No doubt we're in an information war and obie is taking dough from the other side.

Best if we remain resolute in stopping this Northern gateway project and removing the northern-cons and little stevie from office.

John Horgan is plenty capable of taking care of himself and winning the election, without any insidious advice from obie.


Grant G said...

Oh indeed, Harvey OberFElD can`t stand John Horgan, Oberfeld on many occasions has shown his disdain for First Nations...Remember this, Oberfeld blew John Horgan off over the fact he got blessed by a First Nation chief..and I quote..


"MLA John Horgan sought guidance from a spiritual elder of the T’Sou-ke First Nation who “looked inside my soul …and advised me that my cause was just and my heart was pure and I should take that journey. That was the turning point for me.” Say no more."


Anonymous said...

I watched a program on TV. It was a F.N. Elder, who was teaching the young people. The Elder's message to the young people, was all about respect of mother nature.

The young people must respect the water, for the fish that feed you. You must not over fish the water. They must always leave fish, for the next generation.

The young people must respect the land, for the animals that feed them. They must respect the forests, where the animals find shelter. With no forests, we will die.

The Campbell/Clark BC Liberals work for Harper. As we all know, Harper rewarded Campbell the post as, High Commissioner to the U.K. I do believe Christy Clark, hired Harper's stooge Boessenkool to work for her.

Harper is the one and only Canadian PM ever, to be held in contempt of Parliament.

I have the utmost confidence in John Horgan. When it comes to Harper and the Campbell/Clark BC Liberals? Horgan will have to watch his back. They will use every dirty tactic in the book, to discredit Horgan.

kootcoot said...

As you often post a music vid with your posts....may I suggest Jerry Lee Lewis - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" - for this post.

Yeah, the Hobbled Field of Stupidity is really getting more disgusting by the day. Maybe he'll wear a hoodie in Florida this next winter, run into a stand yer grounder and not return (well, maybe in an oversize box).

Anonymous said...

Horgan won't need ho's advice I'm sure, he knows his stuff really well, like nobody else.

Perhaps ho could talk his corrupt msm buds into doing a Horgan/Cluck debate live, on TV, radio and in print with no cuts and edits, no teleprompt reader and equal msn coverage for Horgan.

Another BC Lib/msm plant.


Unknown said...

A few sites have been mentioned above and I'm sure they all join up at some point, but this one starts it map in BC.

John's aghast said...

A Godsend for Chrispy! 100,000 jobs in disaster cleanup.

Anonymous said...

e.a.f. said...

If any one thinks Christy would have been all that upset if the quake had been larger and killed thousands of kids, in my opinion, they are deluding themselves. A concerned person would have ensured the schools were up to code.

The premier of this province can't really care about kids, if she did there wouldn't be 4 dead ones in care, the province would not continue to have the highest rate of child poverty in Canada, with no poverty reduction plan. Schools would be up to earthquake standards and there would be food programs in all schools 365 days a year, a new children's hospital would have been built in Vancouver; there would have been mental health facilities for children in all major centres of the province instead of a few measley beds in the lower mainland.

no, in my opinion, kids would have to be dying at the rate of 10 per month before the province/Christy paid attention and they would only be paying attention because they were getting bad press and the feds were "leaning" on them.

This province takes in more from kids via their post secondary tution fees than in corporate tax. Now how much does Christy like kids or care about their education?

Kids in this province whose parents are on welfare/disability/min. wage live at such high levels of poverty, its disgusting. Will things change? not so much. Christy and her corporate friends are doing well with p3 hospitals and toll bridges and highways. Yes, lets wait to grown the economy before we improve pensions.......

Anonymous said...

On a recent CHEK News story about schools being up to earthquake standards, the Liberals blamed it on the school boards. They claim some boards have not asked for the money and that money is not the problem holding up the upgrades.

They spew so much bullshit to the public and have really gotten better at lying. Joe and Jane public will have trouble knowing the real truth.

Grant G said...

Yea, I heard that....(On Radio)...Education minister said the same thing on radio(Bernier)...A lying sack of shit these BC Liberals are..

Jailed for life would be too generous of a punishment for those effing lying ball-licking ass sniffing BC Liberals..

Don`t expect Baldrey/Palmer/Smyth/Fletcher to help set the record straight..


Happy Mew Year..

I hope the BC Legislature is in session when the big one hits and all the BC Liberals are present..and let it crash down and crush them...


e.a.f. said...

ah Grant, unfortunately some of the NDP might be present also. The Leg. buildings are not all up to code. Although I wish the lieberals would go away, I don't wish any one death, even if they are the cause of deaths in this province. However, its not just the B.c. Lieberals who are at fault or their supportive press, its the people of this province who voted Christy and her cabal into office. We had already had el gordo in office, we knew what his act was. Did people think anything was going to change when there was a "new" leader, one who had been part of the "gang", previously.

As much as I hope Horgan and the NDP form the next government of B.C. I am not convinced that will happen. If Christy is re-elected I would not be surprised. People to change their votes would have to admit they were wrong. They would have to admit they believed the LNG fairy tale. People don't like to do that, so I would suggest people in this province are going to have to be hurting a lot more, for them to vote Christy and her lieberals out of office.

People in Alberta are smarter than those in B.C. and they do recognize "crooks". They have a limit to what they will accept as "O.K." The media in Alberta is owned by the same people who own it in B.C. so it can't be all blamed on the media. In B.C. we have what we have because that is what the voters voted in to office.