November 21, 2017
An earthquake measuring near M5.0 (M4.7) has struck off the shores of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest.
The earthquake forecast for this week called for upper M5.0-6.0 range activity nearby this location, therefore we are exactly 1 magnitude below what was warned to strike. This lesser movement is good news for the West coast of the United States, and for Southern California (which is located downstream from this new earthquake in Vancouver).
It is worthy to note that Vancouver Island was a topic of discussion in last nights (Nov. 20th) earthquake update video seen here.
This new seismic activity is on the very low end of what we were expecting, and is a result of the “slow slip” transferring across multiple states in the Pacific Northwest.
See the forecast warning for upper M5.0 activity here:
We are now expecting Southern California to be impacted by new seismic unrest over the next several days which could be as large as the earthquake in Vancouver, or a few points less. The M4.7 near Vancouver should drop to M4.5 or similar by the time the pressure reaches Southern California between Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The midwest United States (Oklahoma , Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana) needs to be on watch for a rapid increase in activity over the next several days topping out approximately 1 magnitude LESS than what struck near Vancouver. Upper M3.0 to lower M4.0 earthquake activity is possible near each states fracking operations, as well as near Yellowstone national park over this week.
As we have said in all of our past broadcasts, we want people to have a plan for 1 magnitude greater, in case we are wrong in our power estimates, or in case outside factors indicate an increase rapidly occurring.
Don’t be scared, be prepared . Make sure to have an earthquake plan.