Another Big Quake Off Oregon’s FRAGILE Coast + Columbia Rumbles

9 08 2012

A 4.5 quake hit offshore from Eugene, Oregon right on that big plate.

At    44° 34.452,   129° 35.682

MAP of it.   It’s right next to an undersea volcano(!).

And yesterday The Watchers reported this:

New study shows Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake risk to be much higher than previously thought

America’s Pacific Northwest has a 37% chance of being hit by a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years, a new study shows. That’s more than double previous estimates of a 10-15% risk. Great Subduction Zone earthquakes are the largest earthquakes in the world, and can exceed magnitude 9.0. Earthquake size is proportional to fault area, and the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a very long sloping fault that stretches from mid-Vancouver Island to Northern California. . .  (more + graphics)


Sotarà volcano in Colombia is ready to blow. The other ones around the world smoking away are listed here.



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