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In 1700, the ‘really big one’ — a magnitude 9.0 earthquake — hit Western Washington
Seattle Times ^ | 01/26/2021 | By Christine Clarridge

Posted on 01/27/2021 8:26:36 AM PST by BenLurkin

The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago.

Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan.

The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago.

Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan.

“Japanese sources document this earthquake, which is the earliest documented historical event in Western Washington. Other evidence includes drowned groves of red cedars and Sitka spruces in the Pacific Northwest. Indian legends corroborate the cataclysmic occurrence,” according to HistoryLink.

The earthquake ruptured what is known as the Cascadia subduction zone from British Columbia to northern California — the area of overlap between two of the tectonic plates that make up the earth’s surface, the Juan de Fuca plate and the North American plate.


(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cascadia; catastrophism; earthquake; earthquakes; getreadytorumble; japan; pacific; quake; quakes; seattle; tsunami; washington
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1 posted on 01/27/2021 8:26:36 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv
Ping


2 posted on 01/27/2021 8:27:18 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hiden Biden and Brian Williams were there......................


3 posted on 01/27/2021 8:27:44 AM PST by Red Badger (TREASON is the REASON for the SLEAZIN'.................................)
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To: BenLurkin

And everybody said, “Juan De Fuca was that???”


4 posted on 01/27/2021 8:28:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I'm sorry the Q thing didn't work out. We were wrong about that.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Backwoods: Move away from cliffs and steep embankments where there might be falling debris or a landslide.”

LOL. Right. The earthquake will be over in a minute, maybe two or three tops. In an M9, you can’t stand up or walk. You aren’t going to get very far away from cliffs in that short time with the ground violently shaking.


5 posted on 01/27/2021 8:31:59 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Democracy Dies With Democrats)
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To: BenLurkin

Anyone else in the Seattle area in 2001 for the:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Nisqually_earthquake

It was only 6.8 but it brought thew city to it’s knees for days.


6 posted on 01/27/2021 8:33:15 AM PST by BBQToadRibs2
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To: BenLurkin

” and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan.”

Premptive strike for Pearl Harbor.


7 posted on 01/27/2021 8:33:52 AM PST by patriot torch (Ashlie Babbitt-say her name)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It’s expected that an M9 earthquake will last six minutes.


8 posted on 01/27/2021 8:33:56 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Wow. Imagine getting knocked on your ass over and over and over for six minutes.


9 posted on 01/27/2021 8:39:47 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Democracy Dies With Democrats)
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To: BenLurkin

“When it hits, Where will you be?”

Clamming?


10 posted on 01/27/2021 8:41:54 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: BenLurkin

A 2015 article from the New Yorker magazine on this issue:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one


11 posted on 01/27/2021 8:42:20 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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” and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan.”

This earthquake was confirmed by Japanese records from 1700.

12 posted on 01/27/2021 8:42:32 AM PST by blam
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To: BenLurkin
Mobile simulator travels up and down the west coast.

Seattle kids prepare for an 8.0 earthquake in 'The Big Shaker' simulator

13 posted on 01/27/2021 8:45:10 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Democracy Dies With Democrats)
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To: BBQToadRibs2

was in my office on the 16th floor downtown seattle down
the street from the Fed Building on 2nd Ave.

scary stuff.


14 posted on 01/27/2021 8:54:04 AM PST by RitchieAprile (available monkeys looking for the change..)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“If you are driving, stop your vehicle.”

and pray the vehicle behind you stops!


15 posted on 01/27/2021 8:54:41 AM PST by cgbg (A kleptocracy--if they can keep it.)
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To: BBQToadRibs2
Yes, I was, and still am in the Seattle area, for the Nisqually quake. I was on the road, actually. Went to my daughter's HS to do something and was returning home. I had stopped at a red light, and while I was there I noticed that the lights themselves (they were strung across the road on wires) were swaying quite a bit. Then I felt something underneath my car. When I got home, finally, hubby said that when it started he went out in our backyard (he was working from home that day). He told me how the worms were coming up from underground.

My youngest daughter was at a different school when this happened, and she noticed the same thing that the worms were coming up from underground. The kids were freaking out by that.

16 posted on 01/27/2021 8:59:28 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: blam
That's big -- the energy of the tsunami spreads out 360° so the energy will drop off by half at square root of 2 of the distance (so, the tsunami at 10 miles from the energy source will be about double what it will be at 14.142135 miles, etc). On this side of the Pacific it must have been a lot of energy.
17 posted on 01/27/2021 9:00:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BenLurkin; 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AnalogReigns; AndrewC; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.
Commercial Photography

18 posted on 01/27/2021 9:01:41 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: LibertarianLiz
As well they should!


19 posted on 01/27/2021 9:03:29 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Democracy Dies With Democrats)
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To: BenLurkin

The 9.0 is nothing more than a guess. There were no quake monitors in 1700.


20 posted on 01/27/2021 9:04:25 AM PST by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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