Seattle Fault Zone poses significantly higher risks than previously thought

May 31, 2012 SEATTLE - The Seattle fault zone, a series of active-east-west trending thrust faults, poses seismic threat to the Puget Sound region. The 900-930 AD rupture is the only known large earthquake along the Seattle Fault, making geological records of prehistoric events the only clues to the earthquake potential of the fault. While a graduate student at the University of Washington, Maria Arcos looked at tsunami and debris flow deposits – both evidence of a paleo-quake – in the coastal marsh at Gorst, Washington. She also identified evidence of at least three meters of uplift that preceded a tsunami, which was followed by a sandy debris flow from Gorst Creek, and suggests that the 900-930 AD earthquake covered a greater geographic area than previous fault interpretations. The revised height and width of deformation caused by the quake may influence current interpretations of the Seattle fault’s structure. This study found a minimum of three meters of uplift at Gorst, which is double the amount of previous fault models for the same location. A broader zone of deformation, says Arcos, may indicate either a wider zone of slip along the dip of the fault, a shallower dip or splay faults farther to the south. –Physics
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6 Responses to Seattle Fault Zone poses significantly higher risks than previously thought

  1. Derek says:

    Alvin,

    I’ve been a long time follower of this blog, but this is the first time I’ve ever commented. I apologize if there is a better way to contact you as this comment does not relate to the post, but I wanted to make sure you got this information. There have been two news stories that are extremely bizarre and very disturbing relating to human (or more like zombie) behavior. Here are the articles:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151830/Man-stabs-throws-intestines-police.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    and this unrelated? news article: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-05-28/miami-attacker-chewing-face/55246618/1?csp=hf

    These are both a few days old, but I have not seen them on the blog yet and wanted to make sure everyone is aware. Let me know what you think.

    Thank you,

    Derek

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    • IM

      I think it represents a disturbing loss of civility in society that now borders on the macabre and the demonic. It was said at the time of Christ, demoniac’s visage was so marred by their possession that humans looked and behaved like wild beasts. When you read the story of the Gadarenes demoniac who ‘was so exceeding fierce that no man might pass by that way‘ but always ‘day and night’ he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones…neither could any man tame him.” Mark 5:3,4. What do drugs do besides create psychotropic experiences for the user? They open the mind to the influence of otherworldly entitites. That’s the roots of shamanism- hallucinatory drugs to induce the transmigration of the soul into the lower realms of the spirit world. The epidemic of sadistic crimes filling today’s headlines around the world is parcel and testament to the fact that dark forces are invading the human sphere of the mind. What shall we do when an army of these possessed souls unite and terrorize cities and neighborhoods. These are by no means isolated incidents- see below:

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304821304577438644160710360.html

      http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-07/pakistan/29391807_1_corpses-brothers-human-flesh

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  2. Rob says:

    Sounds to me like they’re prepping us for some major, MAJOR, events.

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  3. high line says:

    you already ran this article before

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  4. Emanni says:

    Thousands Expected for Tsunami Drill in Ore. Town

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/thousands-expected-tsunami-drill-ore-town-16464273#.T8jiYMWR_zl

    Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities are holding their first tsunami evacuation drill, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan.

    Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year’s tsunami in Japan have made people on the Oregon Coast take the possibility much more seriously than about 10 years ago, when new signs laying out tsunami evacuation routes were greeted with complaints they would just scare the tourists..

    “Seeing seawalls being breached, seeing buildings and cars being tossed around like nothing, I think that really got peoples’ attention,” he said.

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    • Lynn says:

      Yes, they saw seawalls being breached and buildings being tossed around……buildings and seawalls that would not have been there had there really been a 9+ magnitutde earthquake! Think about it. That whole area and everywhere within probably a 600 mile radius would have been leveled, but especially Fukushima, Japan which was still standing and people still going about their normal routines when the tsunami hit AFTER the (supposed) 9+ earthquake. Can anyone else see the deception here?

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