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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:02 PM

Earthquake swarm continues shaking near Bremerton

BREMERTON — Scientists say hundreds of tiny earthquakes have rumbled through the Bremerton area since the start of May— most too weak for humans to feel.

How long the shaking will continue is anyone's guess.

"Sometimes these swarms last years, sometimes they're over in an hour," Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Director John Vidale said Thursday.

The chances of a significant earthquake still remain low.

"The overwhelming odds are there is nothing damaging in our near future," Vidale said.

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2017/05/20/earthquake-swarm-continues-shaking-near-bremerton/101893468/

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TexasTowelie May 2017 OP
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TexasProgresive May 2017 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:16 PM

1. Yep, I live just north of where these earthquakes are occurring...

I have felt a couple of them and have read some alarming articles on what would would happen in the event of a large quake on this particular fault--a tsunami in Puget Sound--it would be devastating.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:31 PM

2. Yeah

Not looking forward to it....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:41 PM

3. I always think of magma flow when I read about swarms.

Any volcanoes near Bremerton?

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:13 PM

4. Not that I know of, and that fault...

Runs off the coast from what I've read and know, maybe one in the puget sound itself but I don't know about that.

And I've lived in this area since 1966, now for earthquakes, Unalaska Island ( people call it Dutch Harbor but that's just a small harbor in front of the fuel dock seen in deadliest catch) has earthquakes, lots of them, used to run for the hills all the time when I lived there.

And I haven't felt any quakes at all, story says most can't feel them, nice to know about though, big zero in the local papers.

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