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Message 1150777 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 9:41:21 UTC

Is everybody we know OK?

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Message 1150780 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 9:58:00 UTC

From the posts different experiences dependent on where the poster was.

That was quite a kick in the report.
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Message 1150837 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 14:09:54 UTC

Looks like it was to far from any major population centers. Another bullet dodged.

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Message 1150890 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 17:41:55 UTC

I was out shopping and didn't even know there had been one until my mum texted me to say the whole house had been shaking. She was quite freaked out.

I called my partner to ask him if he had felt it and he didn't know what I was talking about. He was downtown in Vancouver. He called me back about half an hour later and said that the lawyer firm he'd gone to pick up documents from was closed because it was on the 29th floor and the building had been swaying making everyone sick.

I've been trying to figure out where I was when it hit and I'm pretty sure I was in the handbag section of The Bay, which explains why I didn't notice anything.
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Message 1150902 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 18:51:21 UTC
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Didn't feel a thing at my house but some people I know who work in office towers downtown said they could feel the building swaying.

The bad news is that the Pacific North-West is way overdue for an 8 or 9 shaker. :|
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Message 1150905 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 19:05:17 UTC
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As was said earlier ...

We are glad that none of you had any problems, except to hear Hev was freaked. If that was the wordt experience of this shaker then ATM it went OK.
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Message 1150913 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 19:22:47 UTC
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Very glad to hear that Hev, Esme, amd Kenzie are all OK. :-))

The bad news is that the Pacific North-West is way overdue for an 8 or 9 shaker. :|


The Pacific Northwest is a region in northwestern North America, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east. Definitions of the region vary and there is no commonly agreed upon boundary, even among Pacific Northwesterners. A common concept of the Pacific Northwest includes the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The region's largest metropolitan areas are Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, with 3.3 million people; Vancouver, British Columbia, with 2.3 million people; and the Portland metropolitan area, with 2.2 million people.

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Message 1150937 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 20:22:41 UTC

And in between the Ocean and the Rockies, is the volatile Cascade Range, One of which blew up and rebuilt itself a bit, Mt St Helens...
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Message 1150956 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 21:45:08 UTC - in response to Message 1150905.

As was said earlier ...

We are glad that none of you had any problems, except to hear Hev was freaked. If that was the wordt experience of this shaker then ATM it went OK.

Hev was nearer to the epicentre than Kenzie and I. She certainly got a scare. Lots of people here in Vancouver didn't even notice it unless they were in tall buildings. My aunt felt it and she wasn't far from me, but was up in a tall building.
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Message 1150957 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 21:46:02 UTC - in response to Message 1150937.

And in between the Ocean and the Rockies, is the volatile Cascade Range, One of which blew up and rebuilt itself a bit, Mt St Helens...

We can see Mount Baker from out window, it's the same classification as Mt St Helens was about a year before it blew.
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Message 1150960 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 21:50:49 UTC

Yes, it was scary. The whole house shook and stuff was rattling around. No damage though. I think I need earthquake training..

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Message 1150985 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 22:38:18 UTC

Yes the first one is always the worst. Glad you are doing ok Hev.
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Message 1150989 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 22:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 1150902.

bad news is that the Pacific North-West is way overdue for an 8 or 9 shaker. :|

Very glad no one was hurt. I have not heard that any one in workers’ paradise of Alberta felt anything. You are right about the chances of a bigger one coming. I hope it is not in our lifetimes.

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Message 1150995 - Posted: 10 Sep 2011, 22:55:21 UTC - in response to Message 1150957.
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And in between the Ocean and the Rockies, is the volatile Cascade Range, One of which blew up and rebuilt itself a bit, Mt St Helens...

We can see Mount Baker from out window, it's the same classification as Mt St Helens was about a year before it blew.

We have some cones here in Yermo and there's Elephant Mountain, all are volcanic and all are I think extinct. Oh and if You ever visit Tokyo Japan, Mt Fuji is a similar volcano to Mt St Helens and was a virtual twin, can You say powder keg waiting to go BOOM?

Los Angeles has only Mt Baldy and as far as I can tell, It has sensors all over It from what I read once.

Oh and Yes I'm glad that the people in Vancouver are alright.
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Message 1151130 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 15:31:19 UTC - in response to Message 1150995.

And in between the Ocean and the Rockies, is the volatile Cascade Range, One of which blew up and rebuilt itself a bit, Mt St Helens...

We can see Mount Baker from out window, it's the same classification as Mt St Helens was about a year before it blew.

We have some cones here in Yermo and there's Elephant Mountain, all are volcanic and all are I think extinct. Oh and if You ever visit Tokyo Japan, Mt Fuji is a similar volcano to Mt St Helens and was a virtual twin, can You say powder keg waiting to go BOOM?

Los Angeles has only Mt Baldy and as far as I can tell, It has sensors all over It from what I read once.

Oh and Yes I'm glad that the people in Vancouver are alright.


Vic, Mt Baldy and all of the San Berdo range are the result of uplift. None are Volcano, dormant or otherwise. Remember the plates are mostly slipping by each other here at the moment. We don't have the subduction that is occurring north of us.

Glad to hear that all of our friends to the north are ok.

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Message 1151179 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 17:59:10 UTC

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Message 1151190 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 18:37:56 UTC - in response to Message 1151179.

I sure hope Jellystone (Whoops, Yellowstone.) doesn’t go off soon.

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Message 1151192 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 18:46:14 UTC - in response to Message 1151190.
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Well if It does, We're all boned to one extant or another.
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Message 1151205 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:07:36 UTC - in response to Message 1151190.

I sure hope Jellystone (Whoops, Yellowstone.) doesn’t go off soon.

Worry about this one too
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Valley_Caldera

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Message 1151207 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:17:38 UTC

We seem to be a bit more fortunate here in the Southwest; even when CA has their "big ones", we don't feel it here in AZ. Must be something about all the granite around here (north-central AZ).
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