7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Queen Charlotte region of BC: strongest earthquake in the region in 63 years

October 28, 2012CANADAA magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Saturday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered 123 miles (198 km) south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 10.9 miles (17.5 km), the USGS said. The epicenter of the quake was 727 km (452 miles) NW (306°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is the strongest earthquake to strike the British Columbia region in 63 years, since an 8.1 earthquake struck in 1949. Today’s earthquake was followed by a strong 5.8 magnitude aftershock. Today’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake is also the sixth 7.0+ magnitude earthquake recorded in the last 90 days. About fifteen 7.0 magnitude earthquakes, on average, strike the planet each year.    –The Extinction Protocol
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25 Responses to 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Queen Charlotte region of BC: strongest earthquake in the region in 63 years

  1. juliette says:

    was in mytrailer,thaught was having dizzy spell,skaky skaky,mum phned from kitimat,apparently the tremor was felt in princegeorge,

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  2. Anjith AK says:

    Wtf ???
    A 7.7 quake at 10km depth and yet not damage reported or no even i death wats the meaning of this

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  3. Irene C says:

    There goes Cascadia? I heard about this as I was following Hurricane Sandy on The Weather Channel.

    TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/…

    HOWEVER… SOME COASTAL AREAS IN HAWAII COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL NON-DESTRUCTIVE SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR UNUSUAL CURRENTS LASTING UP TO SEVERAL HOURS. THE ESTIMATED TIME SUCH EFFECTS MIGHT BEGIN IS 1028 PM HST SAT 27 OCT 2012

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  4. sharilynne says:

    Everyone on the West Coast is obsessed with the SF Giants. Disgusting!

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  5. chawn benon says:

    it was over quick didnt shake too hard

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  6. NWS-WCATWC Tsunami Warning/Advisory

    WEPA41 PAAQ 280502
    TSUWCA

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 5
    NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
    1002 PM PDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    THE WARNING ZONES REMAIN THE SAME IN THIS MESSAGE.
    AN ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE REST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA-
    SOUTH OF THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND.

    …THE TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL
    AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF
    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION
    ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/…

    …A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
    COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM THE
    WASHINGTON-BRITISH COLUMBIA BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA…

    …THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF
    CALIFORNIA – OREGON AND WASHINGTON FROM THE
    CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE WASHINGTON-BRITISH COLUMBIA
    BORDER…

    …THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF
    ALASKA FROM CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF
    SITKA/ TO ATTU ALASKA…

    RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
    A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE DAMAGE
    TO THE WARNING AND/OR ADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE.
    PEOPLE IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO
    INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS
    ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES.
    – IF IN A TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREA MOVE INLAND TO
    HIGHER GROUND.

    – IF IN A TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREA MOVE OUT OF
    THE WATER… OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY

    LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL
    ———————— —– —— ——- ———–
    DART46419PT NW SEATTLE 48.8N 129.6W 0345UTC 00.2FT/00.07M
    CRAIG AK 55.5N 133.1W 0425UTC 00.3FT/00.09M
    PORT ALEXANDER AK 56.2N 134.6W 0410UTC 00.3FT/00.08M
    WINTER HARBOUR BC 50.7N 128.3W 0402UTC 00.5FT/00.15M

    TIME – TIME OF MEASUREMENT
    AMPL – TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
    IT IS …NOT… CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
    VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS/M/ AND FEET/FT/.

    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    MAGNITUDE – 7.7
    TIME – 1904 AKDT OCT 27 2012
    2004 PDT OCT 27 2012
    0304 UTC OCT 28 2012
    LOCATION – 52.9 NORTH 131.9 WEST
    25 MILES/40 KM S OF SANDSPIT BRITISH COLUMBIA
    385 MILES/620 KM SE OF JUNEAU ALASKA
    DEPTH – 12 MILES/19 KM

    TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD
    INUNDATION IS IMMINENT… EXPECTED OR OCURRING. WARNINGS INDICATE
    THAT WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS COASTAL FLOODING ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL
    CURRENTS IS POSSIBLE AND MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE
    INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

    TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
    STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PEOPLE IN OR VERY NEAR THE
    WATER IS EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION
    IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY. CURRENTS MAY BE
    HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS… BOATS… AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY
    CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

    PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/
    BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
    WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AT
    PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

    THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 30 MINUTES OR SOONER IF
    THE SITUATION WARRANTS. THE TSUNAMI MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
    UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
    WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

    BCZ220-210-922-912-921-911-110-AKZ026>029-280602-
    /O.CON.PAAQ.TS.W.0024.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
    COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING THE NORTH TIP OF
    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION
    ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/
    1002 PM PDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    …THE TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL
    AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH TIP OF
    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION
    ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/…

    PEOPLE IN TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO
    HIGHER GROUND.

    TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD
    INUNDATION IS IMMINENT… EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. TSUNAMIS ARE A
    SERIES OF WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL
    ARRIVAL TIME.

    ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL FOR SELECTED
    SITES IN THE WARNING ARE PROVIDED BELOW.

    LANGARA 2116 PDT OCT 27 CRAIG 2110 AKDT OCT 27

    FOR ARRIVAL TIMES AT ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS SEE
    WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV

    $$

    BCZ130-230-250-260-280-160-142-141-150-121-122-280602-
    /O.NEW.PAAQ.TS.Y.0024.121028T0502Z-000000T0000Z/
    COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON-BRITISH
    COLUMBIA BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
    BRITISH COLUMBIA
    1002 PM PDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    …A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
    COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM THE
    WASHINGTON-BRITISH COLUMBIA BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA…

    PEOPLE IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF
    THE WATER… OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

    TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
    STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PEOPLE IN OR VERY NEAR
    WATER IS IMMINENT… EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD
    INUNDATION IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS IN AN ADVISORY. TSUNAMIS ARE
    A SERIES OF WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL
    ARRIVAL TIME. ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL FOR SELECTED
    SITES IN THE ADVISORY ARE PROVIDED BELOW.

    TOFINO 2209 PDT OCT 27

    FOR ARRIVAL TIMES AT ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS SEE
    WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV

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  7. Marshallrn says:

    Tsunami alert raised to RED for Hawaii. Waves detected in Pacific Ocean. ETA for Hawaii 10:28.

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  8. niebo says:

    Hey, Alvin, I think this falls into the category of “mining hell for humor”:

    Earthquakes to the west of me, Frankenstorms to the east, here I am, stuck in the middle with you
    No ice to the north of me, Popocatepetl to the south, here I am, stuck in the middle with you

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    • Never mind the jokers or the clowns….That’s actually a good observation, Neibo and you’reright; in reality, this is just how this crisis will worsen. There will be catastrophic events happening in cascading fashion on every front. The world is getting a small taste of what’s to soon unfold.

      Take care and hope all is well…
      In the middle, Alvin

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    • Irene C says:

      Well put. My sentiments exactly, neibo.

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  9. Isabelle says:

    Response to Anjith: it’s an earthquake! 2 tectonic plates are moving opposite to each other, that results in an earthquake. No one died? well good, that’s because the earthquake hit a sparsely inhabited area that aso has houses built of wood, they move with the quake as opposed to brick or stone etc which would collapse or break up…. That’s “all”. Not to minimize the quake, it’s huge, yes, but relax, the Earth isn’t collapsing… earthquakes happen everyday all over the planet, nothing new or unusual… BC is a known earthquake region. I live here and have felt a few over the years, but not this one which occured far from my home.

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    • Apple IIGS says:

      @ Isabelle – Even I, as a skeptic, would have to say something ominous is unfolding here. Yes, earthquakes ARE a normal occurrence, but what concerns me is the frequency, the intensity and how wide spread they’ve suddenly become. You do not have to follow this site to see this pattern is abnormal, just watch the news.

      And every one of these quakes seem to break records, “The strongest quake in x-number of years”, “The largest quake recorded…”. Even in eastern Canada we’ve experienced two strong quakes in the past year, usually quakes that noticeable are a decades apart. The same can be said of volcanic activity currently happening around the world.

      Where it will all lead, who can say. Though one thing is clear, some kind of planetary change is occurring. Is this just a temporary hiccup in nature that will fizzle out, or are we seeing the early signs of a build up to something disastrous? I honestly cannot say.

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  10. Irene C says:

    This area is still really shaking. The count so far has been 50 aftershocks, one of which was a 6.3.

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  11. Tim says:

    MAG UTC DATE-TIME LAT LON DEPTH Region
    y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km
    1 MAP 7.7 10/28/2012 3:04 52.769 -131.927 17.5 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    2 MAP 4.8 10/28/2012 3:52 52.199 -131.986 10.9 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    3 MAP 5.1 10/28/2012 4:25 52.019 -133.37 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    4 MAP 4.6 10/28/2012 4:33 52.906 -133.12 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    5 MAP 4.7 10/28/2012 4:41 52.592 -132.67 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    6 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 4:54 52.403 -132.439 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    7 MAP 4.5 10/28/2012 5:02 52.409 -132.165 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    8 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 5:15 52.499 -132.222 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    9 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 5:21 52.139 -131.571 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    10 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 5:38 51.786 -132.312 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    11 MAP 4.2 10/28/2012 5:47 52.429 -131.451 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    12 MAP 4.5 10/28/2012 5:51 52.815 -132.714 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    13 MAP 5 10/28/2012 6:16 52.268 -131.212 11.5 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    14 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 7:02 51.941 -131.836 10.8 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    15 MAP 4.6 10/28/2012 7:12 52.109 -132.221 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    16 MAP 4.9 10/28/2012 7:16 52.775 -132.456 11.4 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    17 MAP 5 10/28/2012 7:25 52.27 -131.493 10.6 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    18 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 8:22 52.066 -132.073 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    19 MAP 4.2 10/28/2012 8:47 51.634 -133.314 10 WEST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
    20 MAP 4.2 10/28/2012 9:15 52.102 -131.653 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    21 MAP 5.1 10/28/2012 9:17 52.216 -132.006 10.5 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    22 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 9:22 52.467 -131.439 10.7 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    23 MAP 4.6 10/28/2012 9:36 52.258 -132.343 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    24 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 9:41 52.029 -132.187 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    25 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 9:45 52.886 -132.392 10.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    26 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 9:52 52.892 -131.733 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    27 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 10:04 52.924 -132.395 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    28 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 10:10 52.482 -132.248 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    29 MAP 4.5 10/28/2012 10:23 52.753 -132.678 10.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    30 MAP 4.7 10/28/2012 10:45 52.621 -132.5 10.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    31 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 10:50 52.484 -131.945 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    32 MAP 4 10/28/2012 10:59 52.477 -131.769 9.7 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    33 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 11:17 52.4 -131.565 10.6 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    34 MAP 4.8 10/28/2012 11:27 52.395 -132.161 11.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    35 MAP 4.7 10/28/2012 11:53 52.438 -132.201 10.5 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    36 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 12:09 52.568 -132.065 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    37 MAP 4 10/28/2012 12:18 52.689 -131.87 9.8 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    38 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 12:38 52.87 -132.204 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    39 MAP 4.8 10/28/2012 13:09 52.432 -131.882 10.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    40 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 13:45 51.127 -130.305 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    41 MAP 4.2 10/28/2012 14:04 52.635 -132.403 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    42 MAP 4 10/28/2012 14:14 52.588 -131.44 7.7 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    43 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 15:06 52.417 -132.169 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    44 MAP 4 10/28/2012 15:10 52.516 -132.066 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    45 MAP 4.3 10/28/2012 15:24 52.803 -132.113 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    46 MAP 4 10/28/2012 15:42 52.404 -131.422 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    47 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 15:44 52.309 -132.408 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    48 MAP 4.4 10/28/2012 15:48 52.427 -132.261 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    49 MAP 5.1 10/28/2012 16:17 52.38 -131.664 15 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    50 MAP 6.3 10/28/2012 18:54 52.633 -132.701 8.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    51 MAP 5.4 10/28/2012 19:03 52.742 -132.901 32.8 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    52 MAP 5.5 10/28/2012 19:09 52.315 -131.86 14.8 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    53 MAP 5.1 10/28/2012 19:16 52.544 -132.58 47.2 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    54 MAP 4.6 10/28/2012 21:38 52.602 -131.893 24.7 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    55 MAP 4.7 10/28/2012 22:41 52.316 -131.904 10 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    56 MAP 4.2 10/28/2012 23:11 52.613 -132.443 13.8 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    57 MAP 4.9 10/28/2012 23:26 52.723 -132.441 12.5 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    58 MAP 4.9 10/28/2012 23:34 52.563 -132.293 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    59 MAP 4.1 10/28/2012 23:55 53.01 -131.283 10.1 HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA
    60 MAP 4.1 10/29/2012 0:18 52.637 -130.987 10 HECATE STRAIT REGION, CANADA
    61 MAP 4.3 10/29/2012 0:26 52.306 -132.13 10.1 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
    62 MAP 4.6 10/29/2012 1:49 52.491 -131.953 10.3 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

    Note: Some numbers are higher per CSEM & EMSC – USGC tends to down grade. Ie The last one was 5.0 per CSEM & EMSC

    4.0 – 4.4 34
    4.5 – 4.9 18
    5.0 – 5.9 8
    6.0 – 6.9 1
    7.0 – + 1
    Total 62

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  12. So Alvin, did this relieve pressure on the Cascadian fault zone, or is it adding to the stress? Or is there really any way to tell?

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    • IMG

      It did not relieve the pressure because I believe it portends something more significant is about to unfold. This quake was one of the last pieces in a puzzle that signals changing conditions for the planet have accelerated. Therefore it is not an event; but the beginning of more significant occurrences to come: many we will see along this region; others all along the west coast of North America.

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  13. whispers says:

    This quake stopped the hot springs in the area never has the natives seen the springs stop

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