March 18, 2016 Michael Janitch Leave a comment
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A noteworthy M5.2 earthquake has struck off the shores of Vancouver Island BC in the Pacific Northwest.
The earthquake occurred off the West coast of Vancouver along the Seminole Seamount, which is part of the Cascadia subduction zone.
This larger earthquake comes to the area after several weeks (months) without any activity above M5.0 at this particular location.
There were preceding earthquakes which struck over the past 2-3 days down the West coast of the United States which pointed towards this M5.2 event today.
Over the past few days we saw multiple dormant volcanoes being hit by M3.0+ earthquakes, we saw the USGS literally omit an earthquake which struck at Mount Rainier (nearby this new M5.2 earthquake location).
Additionally, we saw multiple oil + gas pumping operations being struck by M2.0+ activity throughout California.
Finally, yesterday (March 17) reports came in along the West coast of Southern California saying a strong sulfur / ‘rotten egg’ smell was blowing in from offshore.
The sufuric smells could be a warning sign of building stresses on the West coast of the United States. This M5.2 is proof the stress is indeed present.
We now need to be on watch in adjacent areas to this M5.2, especially to the EAST along the edge of the craton. From Idaho, to Arizona, and from Colorado to the East coast New England…. expect a new round of larger fracking earthquakes along the edge of the craton as well as dormant volcanoes at the border of California to begin moving soon.
Information on this earthquake from the USGS:
M5.2 – 205km WSW of Port Hardy, Canada
|5.2 mwr± 0.0|
|49.679 °N 129.818 °W± 4.7 km|
|10.0 km± 1.7|
|2016-03-18 22:46:56.680 UTC|
|161.19 km (1.45°)|
|VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION (25)|