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Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
10-10-2006, 07:01 PM,
#1
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
have to admit i'm kinda trippin about this!!! I live in maybe the worst possible place if this scenario were to happen.....:unsure:

http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_...K.21f21171.html

Quote:Rainier quakes give scientists pause

06:37 PM PDT on Monday, October 9, 2006

By GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News

Aftershocks continued to register Monday after a weekend earthquake on Mt. Rainier.

The National Park Service says the quake triggered some rockslides.

People living around the mountain don't have to be on edge, but they should be aware.

It is not unusual to record earthquakes around Mt. Rainier, especially west of the mountain. But these quakes are happening on the Mountain's east slope in a way that hasn't been felt since 1974.

The first quake hit at 12 minutes before 8 p.m. on Saturday Night. A magnitude 4.5. Since then, there have been at least 20 aftershocks greater than a magnitude one.

Chuck Markes felt the initial quake in Bonney Lake. "It just rattled the windows a little bit. That's about it," he said.

It's not that these earthquakes are large. It's where they are located that has the attention of scientists. Eight miles east of Mt. Rainier's peak.

KING

Communities in the shadow of Mount Rainier have more to worry about if the mountain becomes active.

"Any earthquake that's this close to a volcano has two possibilities. One, it's related to some incipient volcanic activity or two, it could shake something lose," said U.W. Seismologist Steve Malone.

Malone has studied Rainier and Mt. St. Helens for decades. So far, the quake appears non volcanic.

"It has all the characteristics of a regular tectonic earthquake, but it's close to the Volcano, so that gives us pause," he said.

Scientists with the Cascades Volcano Observatory put out additional seismometers on the mountain Sunday Morning. The quakes could tell them more about the mountain's origins and more about the potential hazards.

"It's certainly a possibility if you shake the ground enough for rock falls to come down. You can also shake it enough for some lahars to come down. But that doesn't happen to appear in this case," according to USGS seismologist Seth Moran

People in the town of Orting are well aware of the risks of an eruption, especially a Lahar, or rapidly moving mud flow, that could be triggered by earthquake shaking or an eruption.

There was no lahar Saturday night, but emergency management officials say you can't turn your back on Rainier.

"It is a good reminder, we get a little complacent about these types of hazards in our community," said Jody Woodcock, with Pierce County Emergency Management.

Mt. Rainier is considered the most dangerous volcano in North America because of its potential to cause massive destruction and because it's so close to a major population center.
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10-14-2006, 10:51 PM,
#2
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
Bound to happen sooner or later though. I wouldn't want to live in the shadow of one of those things.
Don't believe anything they say.
And at the same time,
Don't believe that they say anything without a reason.
---Immanuel Kant
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10-14-2006, 10:53 PM,
#3
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
Well, inheritor, if you can believe that quote you put for your location you'll be okay!
Don't believe anything they say.
And at the same time,
Don't believe that they say anything without a reason.
---Immanuel Kant
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10-15-2006, 04:29 AM,
#4
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
lol...and I do valentine! :D

check this out....

this is the head line right now here...

Two small quakes registered near Mount Rainier
http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW...L.3a1a0e14.html

TWO...

what pissed me off is that i knew there was more then 2....more like 6 or 8, just from watching the The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network....so i went and checked it out....

and there's actually been....... 26! :huh:
anyone can see for them selves here...(see frames @ bottom...and count for Greenwater!)
http://www.pnsn.org/recenteqs/Maps/122-47_frames.htm

we're supposed to have one hour to get out and the alarm system sounds like an ice cream truck....there's many serious issues concerning this actually....

surprise surprise right! :rolleyes:
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10-15-2006, 06:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-15-2006, 06:40 PM by Valentine.)
#5
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
Don't wait for the alarms; they'll be way behind reality. Have your bug-out kit ready. Keep on watch and light out at the first sign. You'll know in your gut when it's the real thing. Find a way out that isn't on their official evac route. If you have a motorcycle take that and leave your car behind. If you can get going early you won't have to worry about cops. That strategy worked well for many people from the Houston area who fled Rita. They arrived in Dallas many hours ahead of the "herd".
Don't believe anything they say.
And at the same time,
Don't believe that they say anything without a reason.
---Immanuel Kant
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10-16-2006, 06:03 AM,
#6
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
got the strategy down and I think i’m as ready as i’ll ever be! hear ya loud and clear Valentine!

If this were to happen it definitely wouldn’t be pretty, and hopefully i MOVE before the eruption!
I’ll have my eyes peeled!

here’s some pictures though.......mt. rainier is beautiful! :)

[Image: PA100142.jpg]
[Image: P9250023.jpg]
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10-25-2006, 03:34 AM,
#7
Rainier Quakes Give Scientists Pause
whOA those are some breathtaking shots. Amazingly gorgeous. Any good info on the so
called Super Volcano that is Yellowstone caldera?

Good luck and be safe. Duck and Cover!!
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