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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:02 PM
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6.7 earthquake off coast of Vancouver Island
Source: Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is reporting a 6.7 earthquake off Vancouver Island.

Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html



Story will update as more news is available...

Good thoughts go out to our Canadian friends.
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:03 PM
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1. USGS
Magnitude 6.7
Location 49.474N, 126.974W
Depth 25.9 km (16.1 miles)
Region VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Distances

138 km (86 miles) WSW (246) from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
140 km (87 miles) SSE (164) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
212 km (132 miles) NW (306) from Neah Bay, WA
279 km (173 miles) W (276) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:06 PM
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2. I didn't even feel it
and I live right on the Strait of Juan de Fuca - US side.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:07 PM
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3. Didn't feel anything down here, either. Wonder if they
felt it in Victoria.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:12 PM
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7. gately - check out the responses
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:48 PM
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14. Wow -- cool! Seems like most in Seattle were in the downtown
area which kind of makes sense since it's on the Sound.

Thanks!!
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:24 AM
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27. I was in a restaurant in downtown Victoria at the time
and didn't feel a thing....
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:39 PM
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19. That's pretty country.
Hubby and I were planning a trip to Vancouver Island this weekend, had to cancel because of illness. That was close!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:08 PM
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4. OT -- Gotta love the Seattle Times. Eddie Vedder on the front page. :-) nt
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:10 PM
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5. I was happy to see that, too n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:10 PM
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6. Atomic fracking? Hope all are okay. nt
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:59 PM
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16. Um... care to elaborate on that? nt
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:13 PM
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8. VANCOUVER SUN reporting NO Tsunami warning
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:15 PM
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9. We have (had) a cabin on the west coast of Vancouver Island
We're not there at present. Will call and see what's happening.....
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:24 PM
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10. Read where the quake struck at a relatively shallow depth
Hope there is not major damage or loss of life.
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:25 PM
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11. that was corrected later -- not quite as shallow.
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:06 PM
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18. Good, thanks. eom
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:36 PM
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12. Felt it here in the Comox Valley. Very minor, very brief.
Thanks for the good wishes!
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:45 PM
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13. In Seattle too, didn't feel a thing. Hope all's well on that wonderful island.
It's one of my favorite places.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:50 PM
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15. Look at the link KT2000 posted above -- apparently
lots of reports from downtown -- 98104 and 98109.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:03 PM
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17. Downtown Seattle?
Great, it's my daughter's first week at Cornish. East Coast girl. lol

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:19 PM
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22. But it was probably just noticeable. We feel them but most
aren't alarming. It def didn't register much down here, so I'm sure she's fine. IF she felt it at all!

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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:30 PM
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24. sending her some peaceful light...
:hug:

poor thing! the hurricaine, eastcoast quake, now this? crikey!
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:42 PM
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20. Heard from a friend in Vancouver, BC: she didn't feel a thing.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:07 PM
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21. I hope this is not a sign of what is to come?
Japan had 7.0 just days before the 9.1 hit! I don't know much about that area but is that not very lose to where they expect a huge quake that could send huge tsunamis throughout the Pacific?
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 03:00 AM
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26. They mentioned the possibility of a foreshock today
I can't remember if it was CBC or CTV but it was mentioned. I sure hope not, when that subduction zone goes, it will be worse than Japan.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:28 PM
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23. yikes...
does anyone else see a pattern here? alaska, canada... west coast? :scared:

sorry, but earthquakes are somewhat overdue here in CA, too...and the entire ring of fire has been going nuts...
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 02:20 AM
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25. Yeah, looks like it's going around the ring of fire...
Figure Seattle area is next...
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