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Not really "weather", but yikes!

..Two more earthquakes have struck offshore west of Vancouver Island after two large quakes already shook the region.

A 6.5-magnitude quake hit 275 kilometres (170 miles) west of Tofino and 223 kilometres (139 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) at 11:22 p.m. local time on October 21, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

After that, a 4.9-magnitude quake followed 269 kilometres (167 miles) west of Tofino and 223 kilometres (139 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles) at 11:36 p.m.

These seismic events were preceded by two larger quakes that occurred earlier in the evening.

As previously reported, the first was a 6.6-magnitude quake that struck 260 kilometres (162 miles) west of Tofino and 218 kilometres (135 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 11 kilometres (7 miles) at 10:39 p.m. on October 21. Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 6.5-magnitude quake...

...That was followed by a second 6.8-magnitude quake with an epicentre located 242 kilometres (150 miles) west of Tofino and 197 kilometres (122 miles) southwest of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) at 11:16 p.m...


https://www.straight.com/news/115405...ncouver-island
Hope this isn't a warning that the big one is about to hit! The Cascadia Fault is overdue for a major quake, been since 1700. Not a bad idea to have a plan for when it does hit...

https://globalnews.ca/news/3981536/t...a-the-big-one/

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker View Post
That is yikes. I hope it's relieving tension and preventing the big one, as opposed to foreshadowing it.
There is no preventing it, it's a subduction fault, and it has a major quake roughly every 300 years, we're close to 319 years since the last major movement on the fault and pressure builds every day.
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