West Coast Mega-Earthquake (8-9+) Predicted THIS WEEK

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    Hello, All!

    This is to notify you that a very large earthquake measuring 8 to 9+ on the Richter scale could strike the West Coast of the United States this week, possibly as early as today.

    Water is the most important essential to store. Human beings can only last three days without water -- then our kidneys shut down and we die. Please store water sufficient to last your families for three months, as a major earthquake is likely to knock out public water systems for a considerable amount of time, and to cause widespread infrastructure damage that will delay repairs to our water systems.

    The minimum recommended amount of water for drinking and hydration is 1/2 gallon per day per person.


    Why do I believe that a major earthquake is imminent?

    I've been following earthquake activity worldwide for the last three years, with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest because we are WAY overdue for our once-every-235-years "Cascadia Subduction Zone" mega-quake.

    The last mega-quake here occurred at about 9pm on January 26th, 1700. It was about 9 on the Richter scale, the size of Japan's big quake last March. We know exactly what day it occurred because it generated a tsunami that wiped out Japanese fishing villages, so they wrote about it in their record-books.

    It's been 312 quiet years since then... and that's the longest period we've had without a mega-quake on the West Coast since before the invention of the wheel. Source: See the time scale at the bottom of page 8 at the Oregon Department of Geology publication Cascadia Winter 2010

    Cascadia Subduction Zone mega-quakes occur when the jagged Juan de Fuca plate "subducts" under the continental plate. Because this earthquake happens all along the coast all at once, the earthquake generated is felt along hundreds of miles of shoreline, and far inland.

    Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Medford, and Vancouver and Victoria BC are all at risk of severe damage during a subduction zone event.

    Please refer to the earthquake map at USGS. Center it on the west coast of the US, choose "30 days, all" and slide the "Magnitude" button to about 3.0 to see the quakes in the following discussion:


    Over the past three years, major earthquakes have been striking the west coast of South America, slowly working their way northward. There have been earthquakes in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and more recently in Mexico.

    Two weeks ago, a very large 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, just north of Vancouver Island. Aftershocks of magnitude 4 and above are still occurring almost daily.

    At 7:35 PST yesterday morning (Nov. 7), another very large 7.4 earthquake struck the West Coast of Mexico, along the equatorial portion of the same faultline.

    Then last night at 6:00pm PST, there was a 6.3 earthquake west of Vancouver Island, Canada. This quake is centered on the upper tip of the Juan de Fuca plate, and it is NOT an aftershock of the 7.7 quake two weeks ago. It's directly on top of the subduction zone fault, and it represents a significant uptick in the area's seismic activity, which has been gradually increasing since I began to study it three years ago.

    This earthquake follows the pattern of a foreshock, similar to the magnitude 6+ earthquakes that preceded the mega-quake in Japan last year.

    I strongly advise all West Coast residents to prepare for a catastrophically large earthquake, and to store plenty of water, blankets, and food that doesn't need cooking.

    Secure your homes; check for heavy objects that may fall; make sure that your first aid kits are complete with splinting supplies and large bandages; and make plans with everyone in your family to meet at a designated place in an emergency.

    And please, if you find this thread to be of value to you or loved ones, add a post to bump it up.

    -- Paravani
     
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    Does anyone here live on the West Coast? Anyone at all?

    -- Paravani
     
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    Who is doing the predicting. It doesnt seem clear in your post
     
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    I am, Avatar. I've been studying the seismic stability of the Pacific Northwest for over three years, and I check into USGS several times daily.

    I hope that our long-overdue mega-quake doesn't come this week... I hope that it doesn't come this decade! ... But while the earth is going through a particularly active period, with many more large earthquakes in the last seven years than in all the forty years previous to that, we on the West Coast are at great risk.

    So I watch, and prepare, and hope that I'll have time to make sure all my loved ones are safe when the time comes.

    I predicted the Japanese mega-quake last year, and recognized that the first three Honshu quakes were foreshocks when everyone else thought that they were the main shock and two after-shocks.

    There was another foreshock measuring 4.5 off the coast of Canada/Washington at 1:07pm PST today.

    So please, any of you who don't have a disaster plan in place, please take care of that now.

    -- Paravani
     
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    Im in SF.....

    and i love earthquakes. :)

     
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    Well, I hope it doesn't, but if it does happen, best of luck.
     
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    it will always happen.... sooner or later, it happens. Its part and parcel of living here. Just like tornadoes will come through tornado alley.....
     
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    I'm in Orange County, but not too worried.
     
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    One of these days, maybe I'll experience one.

    Lived a good few years in the midwest and never saw a freaking tornado, so damn.
     
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    I'm in Seattle. Lived up here about 90% of my 63 years.

    I have lots of water ..dozens of unused bathtubs I can fill immediately. A nice generator. Several gallons of gasoline. I can run my fridge and cook. Lots of blankets and sleeping bags. My two huge pit bulls give off mega heat so sleeping is already comfortable with the heat off.

    Been through three 6-7 ish quakes already.

    Earthquakes are not really that devastating around here.
     

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