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Re: !!!tsunami warning for british columbia!!!
Jeez, Dog Ship... you were up early!!
Latest news locally everythings downgraded. According to an SFU geologist this is a very interesting scenario. Typically on the north coast it's a San-Andreas type fault and mainly horizontal plate movement is expected. The vertical movement required to generate tsunamis is not a normal part of the pattern (unlike what might be expected on the south coast area, apparently.. though the Alaskan quake in the 60s certainly sent a wave down here at that time)
Anyhow we've been lucky.. 7.7 is not trifling, there are no reports of any injuries and the tsunami concerns are fading by the hour.
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