Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Aftershocks define M6 Vancouver fault zone

Very pretty.  This is a very small zone right at the tip of the last M7ish just to the North.  An M7 would be 10 of these little splotches, and would fill the last of the strike-slip fault.  Then if we have our M7 at the very top of the fault, we are clear for our M9+.

Don't worry, an M9.2 earthquake won't do a thing!  No tsunami for a strike-slip, and the ground motions aren't any worse than a series of M7's, provided you aren't on a big soft soil basin.  I don't think there are too many of those things around.  This type of earthquake would destroy Mexico City, but most of Vancouver is on rock.  Just sit back and enjoy!

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