WASHINGTON STATE STRUCK – SEATTLE / VANCOUVER M4.9 (M4.8) EARTHQUAKE — WEST COAST UNREST OBVIOUS 12/30/2015
By MICHAEL JANITCH, 12/30/2015
After several months without seeing much earthquake activity, a noteworthy M4.9 (M4.8 revised) earthquake has struck between Seattle, and Vancouver BC in Washington State.
The latest round of seismic unrest should now stand out to almost everyone. As if Oklahoma being struck, causing power outages, and widespread damage isn’t enough of a sign that heavy movement is currently underway.
Multiple dormant volcanoes were struck, as well as multiple larger earthquakes along faults extending to the North and South of the West coast United States. People along the West coast, and edge of the craton need to be on watch for similar (or possibly even larger) activity to occur over the next several days.
This graphic below shows the past 7 days of earthquakes M3.9 and greater — clearly things are in a state of flux along the West coast and Midwest United States.
Above (December 30 2015) Past 7 days of M3.9 and greater earthquakes in the United States. 11different events from M4.0 to M4.9 in just 7 days time – a few downgraded to M3.9.
This earthquake follows on the heels of a series of other larger M4.0+ earthquakes which struck over the past several days along the West coast / California + Nevada border.
This newest M4.9 earthquake epicenter in Washington State was warned for coming movement, quite literally Washington was named for M4.0 to M5.0 activity to strike in the near term.
The warnings were issued multiple times over the past several days.