Episodic Tremor Begins in Pacific Northwest
An event known as an “episodic tremor and slip” began as predicted in the Pacfic Northwest this week. These tremors are so small that they aren’t felt by humans, however they will cause parts of the Pacfic Northwest and Canada to move roughly 3 millimeters west over the next 2 weeks. The movement is slower than a traditional earthquake but more rapid than the normal creep associated with the fault. It runs in the reverse direction of the normal creep. […] The event does not mean an earthquake is imminent, but geologists are eager to study it and learn more and they say sooner or later an ETS event is likely to trigger a major quake.
Similar Posts on Geology News:
- Hayward – America’s Most Dangerous Fault
- Measuring Yellowstone’s Power
- Southern San Andreas ready to explode
- M 7.6 Quake Rocks Northern Pakistan; Many Thousands Dead
- Sichuan Quake Ruptured in 2 Stages