Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quiet, But Too Quiet?

It's been a busy year for earthquakes along the Pacific Rim and this month has been no exception. The map above shows major (6+ Richter) quakes for the last 30-days.

Living on Vancouver Island can make one a little more sensitive to reports about quakes that hit Japan or Indonesia or the two today that hit Guam. They seem to be happening everywhere along the Rim, but there's one stretch where there's been nothing. As you can see from the map that stretch is coastal British Columbia.

At the risk of tempting fate I'll ask "what gives?" I can't remember the last time I felt a quake here. Maybe we've just caught a break. I hope.

1 comment:

Oldschool said...

No . . . its not global warming . . . lol

You should have been here when North and South America parted company with Europe and Africa . . . it was a really wild ride, creating huge mountains and tidal waves.

Earthquakes, volcanoes and natural functions, releasing plate pressures, not caused by SUV's, but volcanoes release enormous amounts of CO2 and flurocarbons.