Sunday, March 06, 2005

Vancouver Island is sinking man, and I don't wanna swim

Never mind the quake that hit Quebec just recently - did you know that thousands of quakes hit the ocean floor just 270 km west of Vancouver Island? Let's hope that Vancouver Island stops any potential tsunamis from reaching Vancouver.

The surfers in Tofino must be pumped, though.

Victoria Times-Colonist

VICTORIA -- Thousands of earthquakes have rattled the ocean floor off southern Vancouver Island last week, and a team of U.S. scientists is racing to the area to see if an underwater volcano is spewing fresh lava.
U.S. hydrophones detected 3,742 earthquakes over five days in an area about 270 kilometres west of Vancouver Island, but on Thursday, the intense activity calmed to just a few earthquakes an hour