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Old 03-11-2011, 12:08 AM   #176
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Too far away, plus Vancouver Island is in the way.
From what I have learned from EOSC courses, tsunamis could travel across the entire Pacific Ocean without dissipating much energy. Distance is not a major factor.
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Tokyo (CNN) — An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday, triggering tsunamis and sending a massive body of water filled with debris that included boats and houses inching toward highways.

The epicenter was 373 kilometers (231 miles) away from the capital, Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said. But residents there felt the tremors. The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and into waters underneath. Waves of debris flowed like lava across farmland, pushing boats, houses and trailers toward highways. In Tokyo, crowds gathered in the streets and tried to reach relatives via cell phone. Scenes inside office buildings showed papers strewn all over the floor and people clinging onto seats and desks. Such a large earthquake at such a shallow depth creates a lot of energy, said Shenza Chen of the U.S. Geological Survey. It caused a power outage in about 4 million homes in Tokyo and surrounding areas. A tsunami in the Pacific was moving closer to other shorelines in other countries, said CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera. It triggered tsunami warnings for various countries, including Japan and Russia, the National Weather Service said. “Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerous to coasts outside the source region,” it said. “Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter.” The quake was the latest in a series in the region this week. Early Thursday, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck off the coast of Honshu. A day earlier, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off of Honshu, the country’s meteorological agency said.
The largest recorded quake took place in Chile on May 22, 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5, the USGS said.
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There must be a RS member who's taking geophysics courses or something. Are the plates around Japan in any way connected to those closer to us?

How are the plates moving?
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From what I have learned from EOSC courses, tsunamis could travel across the entire Pacific Ocean without dissipating much energy. Distance is not a major factor.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:12 AM   #183
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From what I have learned from EOSC courses, tsunamis could travel across the entire Pacific Ocean without dissipating much energy. Distance is not a major factor.
There's actually a chance of the energy compounding too...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plates_tect2_en.svg

judging where it hit right off coast of eastern japan...

its either the "north american" plate or the big plate that BC and the entire west coast is on.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:12 AM   #185
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There must be a RS member who's taking geophysics courses or something. Are the plates around Japan in any way connected to those closer to us?

How are the plates moving?
Its all a part of the same plate system, the Pacific Plate.
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Wow... nothing on earth will stop a fire that large.....
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Isn't there a tiny plate right off the coast here in BC that might make a difference?
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does someone know when was the last time vancouver, bc was hit by an earthquake larger than 5.0 in the scale?
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Isn't there a tiny plate right off the coast here in BC that might make a difference?
Theres the Juan de Fuca Plate. But if it was to be effected, it would've already done so.


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i believe it was the pacific and phillipines plate going under the Eurasian and north american plate that caused this one
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Isn't there a tiny plate right off the coast here in BC that might make a difference?
IIRC, there is an earthquake fault underneath Burrard St.
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