7.7 Scale Earthquake hits off BC Coast
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11-13-2012, 02:22 AM
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i like to think i'm a fairly smart person and i do have a decent understanding of geometry and plate tectonics but could someone with maybe a bit more knowledge answer this:
could all these minor (well some not very minor) but fairly remotely located earthquakes along the BC coast possibly be taking a little tension off the JDF and NA plates and slightly reducing the chance of a mega 9.0-10.0 earthquake hitting soon?
or do i just sound like an idiot...
No they have no effect on the chance or potential strength of future earthquakes.
We also have no way of knowing the strength of a future subduction zone earthquake because we A) don't know the built up tension and B) even if we did, we cant predict how much of it would be released.
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