| Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Warning Given To North American West Coast
A data buoy located in the ocean just off the coast of Oregon has indicated that a possible large earthquake could be about to strike the west coast of America. The data indicates that the earthquake could strike the Cascadia Subduction Zone – an area where a magnitude 9.0 earthquake last struck in 1700. reports: According to the data buoy, the water column height (depth) fell sharply within minutes off the coast of Oregon, signaling the land beneath the ocean has suddenly "sunk." Here are the graphs showing what the ocean data buoy recorded: As of 0231:30, the initial water column height is 2738.80 Meters deep (8985.56 feet). Two minutes and thirty seconds later, that same water column height had dropped to 2738.66 Meters deep (8985.10 feet). Where did the four inches of water disappear to? Answer: The earth sunk; and continued to sink for the next several HOURS. As you can see from the second chart above, from 0230 GMT to 0600 GMT, the ocean continued to sink to