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article imageLarge magnitude earthquake predicted in Pacific Northwest

By Nancy Houser     Sep 12, 2014 in Science
Chris Goldfinger, professor of geology and geophysics at Oregon State University, says, "sooner or later a [large magnitude] earthquake will occur in the Pacific Northwest." And on Sept. 10, a major solar flare headed toward earth, to hit on Sept. 13.
With new USGS maps and new methods coming out every six years, the largest changes being seen are on the west coast. Advancing research is focusing on the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest along with the San Andreas and Hayward faults in California.
Forty-two states forecasted for earthquakes in U.S.
Out of 42 at-risk states for upcoming earthquakes, 16 high-risk states are being forecasted for earthquake preparation to prevent injuries, property damage, and post-earthquake fires.
Miami Herald's PRNewswire reported on August 24, 2014, that the "nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) urges residents in 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to take immediate action... "
According to scientific data in the PRNewswire, the 16 high-risk states have historically experienced earthquakes with a magnitude 6.0 or greater to date. These states are: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Hazardous areas being targeted are high along the west coast, intermountain west, active regions of the central and eastern United States, near New Madrid, MO, and near Charleston, SC.
A solar flare is a large explosion in the Sun’s atmosphere that propels radiation across the elect...
A solar flare is a large explosion in the Sun’s atmosphere that propels radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum. Solar flares are dangerous and can cause mass bursts of solar wind and even geomagnetic storms on Earth.
Solar flare currently erupting: earthquakes and geomagnetic storms
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, a Major X-Class Solar Flare peaking to X1.6 at 17:45 UTC was released. A powerful Full Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has followed this eruption and will be heading directly towards the earth with impact on earths magnetic field late September 13 into 14...
Solar flares are associated with geometric storms, generated by a solar wind shock wave that strikes the Earth’s magnetic field. "The solar wind pressure changes the electric currents in the ionosphere, causing a magnetic storm on Earth," according to Listverse.
Scientists have proven that sound generated deep inside the Sun can cause the Earth to shake and vibrate in sympathy. Recently, NASA’s fleet of five THEMIS spacecraft discovered that a certain type of space weather will cause spacequakes, or a temblor [Earthquake experts call each vibration produced by an earthquake a “temblor,” derived from the Spanish word for “tremble.”} in the Earth’s magnetic field. A spacequake is felt more strongly in the Earth’s orbit, but the destruction is not exclusive to space and can reach the surface of the Earth. The total energy in a spacequake can cause a relatively large earthquake.
Free earthquake information
Eruption of Mount St. Helens
The catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, was preceded by 2 months of intense activity that included more than 10,000 earthquakes.
USGS Photograph by Austin Post
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Technical information is derived from FEMA document E-74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage.
QuakeSmart is a FEMA National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) initiative to help businesses in at-risk communities implement mitigation actions in addition to basic preparedness activities, such as creating and exercising disaster plans, preparing disaster supply kits, and knowing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On ([url=]
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