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TSUNAMIS
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MEGATHRUST EARTHQUAKE
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Definitions

  1. A megathrust earthquake is an interplate earthquake where one tectonic plate slips beneath (subducts) another. (Web site)
  2. A megathrust earthquake is produced by a sudden slip along this fault.
  3. Megathrust earthquake are the world's largest earthquakes.
  4. The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.

Vancouver

  1. The Kobe earthquake was right beneath the city and the megathrust earthquake will be about 150 kilometres from Vancouver.

Vancouver Island

  1. However, the west coast of Vancouver Island will drop as much as a metre or two when the next megathrust earthquake occurs.

Shaking

  1. However, the duration of shaking for a megathrust earthquake is much longer.

Tsunami

  1. Satake thought this tsunami might indeed have come from a huge megathrust earthquake, five thousand miles away, in Cascadia. (Web site)

Tsunamis

  1. Each of these megathrust earthquake s also spawned tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean, but the death toll from these was significantly lower.

Fault

  1. Scientists have now discovered that just such a fault could cause a huge megathrust earthquake and tsunami right off the coast of North America. (Web site)

Fault Line

  1. This gradually increasing stress eventually ruptures the fault line - breaking apart the plates with a megathrust earthquake.

Continental Plate

  1. The Alaska Earthquake was a subduction zone earthquake (megathrust earthquake), caused by an oceanic plate sinking under a continental plate.

Northwest

  1. A megathrust earthquake would be different from those that shake the Northwest occasionally. (Web site)

Pacific Northwest

  1. On that winter's night a megathrust earthquake, just like the Boxing Day earthquake of 2004, struck the Pacific Northwest. (Web site)
  2. One day the people of the Pacific Northwest will face a megathrust earthquake. (Web site)

Magnitude

  1. When the locked zone breaks loose, the result is a megathrust earthquake of magnitude 9 or more. (Web site)
  2. The pressure is released in what scientists call a megathrust earthquake, which can easily be magnitude 9.0.

Tectonic Plate

  1. A megathrust earthquake occurs at subduction zones (destructive plate boundaries), where one tectonic plate is forced under (subducts) another.

Tectonic Plates

  1. A megathrust earthquake occurs right on the boundary of two tectonic plates, while other quakes occur along cracks in the plate. (Web site)

Cascadia Subduction Zone

  1. The 1700 Cascadia Earthquake was a magnitude 8.7 - 9.2 megathrust earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone in 1700.
  2. Heaton pointed out the possibility that the Cascadia Subduction Zone might be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake. (Web site)
  3. The last megathrust earthquake at the Cascadia subduction zone was the 1700 Cascadia earthquake, estimated to have a moment magnitude of 8.7 to 9.2.

Megathrust Earthquake

  1. Tectonic plates Main article: plate tectonics The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.
  2. Tectonic Plates The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.
  3. Stress accumulation that may occur between two locked plates can result in a potentially very destructive type of earthquake, called a megathrust earthquake.

Categories

  1. Cascadia Subduction Zone
  2. Unusually Large
  3. Tectonic Plates
  4. Heaton
  5. Events > Destruction > Disasters > Earthquake
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