Typically the region experiences 200 tremors over a 10-day period.
But between January 1st and 4th, there have been more than 2,400 quakes and since Christmas about 8,000 earthquakes. But we shouldn’t worry about it, say experts.
Thousands of small earthquakes have been striking the South Coast since Christmas. But experts insist it’s nothing to worry about.
According to them, the area along with rest of the Pacific Northwest is in a natural seismic cycle, which seems to happen ‘about once every year or so’, a so-called ‘Slow Slip Episode’.
These deep quakes occur beneath Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula, but are too weak to be felt by someone at the surface.
But the numbers are just way above average right now. Normal you say?
Are they really just a small pressure release of the tectonic plates?
Was last week’s booming earthquake felt across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island directly linked to this series of tremors?
The Pacific Northwest is really at risk for big quakes!