The latest massive earthquake in the Cascadia subduction zone was back in 1700. But according to the reports, it seems that there’s been a month-long “slow slip” of tectonic plates.
Off the coast of Vancouver Island, the huge undersea Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is sliding under the large North American plate. In other words, the west coast of Canada is at high risk of a massive earthquake and a tsunami.
People don’t know too much about the amount of energy that’s unaccounted for, and that might be building towards such a catastrophe.
A research has been published, and it’s based on AI. This claims that there’s a constant low background tremor which can be seen as a new way of predicting when the next massive quake will hit.
Vancouver Island will reportedly “rip open like a zipper”
This is what experts say will happen when overdue megathrust earthquake strikes. Regarding the tragic event dating back in 1700 that we mentioned at the beginning of the article, this is not completely known by historians.
Storytellers were talking about dwarfs in the mountains who were dancing around a drum cause the earth to shake and waters to rise.
Other were saying that there was a sea battle between a Thunderbird and a whale that caused “a shaking, jumping up and trembling of the earth beneath, and a rolling up of the great waters,” according to research by Alan McMillan.
Since 1700, Cascadia has been quiet, but it seems that every year or so, there’s a slow slip when the North American plate lurches over the Juan de Fuca plate.
“This slip has been observed in advance of major earthquakes, which suggests it might be part of the process that causes them,” according to a new paper by Bertrand Rouet-Leduc and Claudia Hulbert of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, National Post writes.
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