Drifting Away: A Sailing Story

Several large earthquakes today (Updated)

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off B.C. coast
"A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island at 1:19 p.m. PT Tuesday, followed by a series of at least three aftershocks, but officials say no tsunami is expected. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service was the first to report the quake's epicentre was approximately 150 kilometres northwest of Port Alice, on Vancouver Island, but said a tsunami was not expected."

There was a 5.9 aftershock, also.

Off Japan tonight, Japan's seismology institute puts a quake occurring at 8:30PM EST off the Izu Islands at 6.9 preliminary magnitude. It was felt 400 miles away in Tokyo, where it rocked buildings. USGS puts preliminary magnitude at 6.5. Tepco says no irregularities at Fukushima nuclear plant following Japan earthquake.

There was a 6.5, a 6.2 at Alaska last night as well as a 5.9. That particular Aleutian Island has been shaken quite a bit this week, with several large quakes and many small quakes continually.

Quakes this week between 6.0-8.0 magnitude


  1. No irregularities at the plant? There is radiation pouring into the pacific at an increasing rate every day and headed straight toward San Fransisco at an alarming rate while they are besieged from the east by a forest fire that threatens their water and power.
    This city is famous for the establishment of same sex "partnerships/marriage".
    You don't suppose that this is being released because of the federal government namely the non-resident president and their allowance of recognizing same sex marriage?

    Their is a free glow in the dark tuna melt in every box!

    1. I agree, Jeff, with the increasing instability and tragedy that is the Fukushima plant, for TEPCO report that there are no irregularities is the height of irony. I took it to mena that the structure is still standing at least and that the radiation that is gushing out into the ocean is remaining at previous levels. ha.


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