compiled by Dee Finney


Earthquake area per NCODA - https://www.fnmoc.navy.mil
This is a partial map from http://standeyo.com

March 9, 2005
By Stan Deyo
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In addition to the areas of concern marked by white circles is the Juan de Fuca region and entire West Coast. Look at the white arrows. Notice the pressure build up in the mid-Pacific which may, in turn, put more stress on the Juan de Fuca plate.

(DEYO NOTES: Ecuador's Geophysics Institute at the National Polytechnic School, does not list quakes on a daily basis as does the USGS and other entities, but when there are significant events, they post them in PDFs. A sometimes more all-encompassing earthquake resource than USGS is EMSC - European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Go to their current map, go to their current list.

Stan's analysis shows areas of possible earthquake or volcanic activity, or extreme storm conditions for the next 1 to 5 days. Pay particular attention to areas marked by white circles. The continuous yellow line denotes plate tectonic boundaries as well as the Ring of Fire. Click here for raw data of NCODA map. Raw data show the bright blue and bright yellow spots much more clearly.

Date: Monday, 7 March 2005, 11:38 p.m.

Stan Deyo Issues Warning !

March 7, 2005/ This evening on Steve Quayle's Q-Files Radio Program, Scientist Stan Deyo issued a Warning about a possible building Cascade Subduction Zone 9.0+ Earthquake that could produce not only a 9.0 Quake but also resulting multiple tsunamis' that could last 8 to 10 hours, washing back and forth, causing much destruction. Deyo reported that the Juan de Fuca Plate is starting to buckle and puts British Columbia at great risk; also threatening Washington, Oregon, California and basically the entire West Coast of US.

Deyo reported that he has never seen these type signals ever off the West Coast of US, but they're there now! Deyo believes that the other Scientists that should be warning are being muzzled by their governments to avoid panic. Steve Quayle stated he has reports that Russian Scientists are warning of a 10.0+ off the US West Coast. Deyo did report that this involves not only Seismic Quake activity but also volcanic at Mt. St. Helen's and under the ocean off Vancouver Island. This is a very serious Warning to the United States & Canadian West Coast area.

Included in the interview was reports that Scientists are rushing to the northwestern and Canadian area to investigate the current spike of events and danger signals. Deyo reported that local northwest advisories are
advising a Go-Bag with 72 hours provision and advise to flee the area if anything happens.

Stan & Holly Deyo Website:

Steve Quayle Website:

I have tried to report this information as accurately as possible from my notes of the interview on Shortwave this evening. I will report any further information as I obtain the information.

Larry Taylor

Earthquake Swarm Off Oregon Coast

A swarm that has now reached over 3,500 small earthquakes began last weekend off the Oregon coast, but officials insist that they do not pose any tsunami threat, even though part of the affected ocean floor is similar to the area in the Indian Ocean area that produced the magnitude 9 quake that caused last December's huge tsunami in southeast Asia. The small quakes off the Oregon coast range from a magnitude of 2 to 4.

NOAA scientists think the quakes are caused by an underwater volcano which is about to erupt. A NOAA team plans to dive down to investigate and snap photos of the lava welling up from the seafloor, where the Juan de Fuca plate is located. This has been called a "tectonic time bomb," because it is capable of producing earthquakes and tsunamis that could equal the disaster in Indonesia, although scientists don't expect that to happen as a result of these small quakes.

To track the latest quakes in the Pacific Northwest, click here.


Posted: Mar 09, 2005 - 10:20:03 PST


Earthquake swarm off coast prompts research
By Joel Gallob Of the News-Times

A swarm of thousands of small earthquakes that began on Saturday, Feb. 27 has prompted the quick design and chartering of a research project that sending the R/V "Thompson" to the far western edge of the Juan de Fuca plate, about 300 miles off the Northwest coast.

Some 20 scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State University, left from Seattle on Saturday, and will stay at the area of the quakes until this coming Friday.

The quakes in the swarm were generally between 2.0 and 4.0 in intensity, and the swarm ended this past Saturday. None were felt on land, and none threatened to produce a tsunami, according to Robert Dziak, an oceanographer with Oregon State University and NOAA stationed at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

The quakes were located at the far side of the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, the piece of sub-ocean crust that is slowly diving under the larger North American plate. A site that is feared someday will produce a major earthquake and tsunami is at the other, closer end of the Juan de Fuca plate, at the diving edge known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The subduction zone is roughly 50 to 100 miles out from the Northwest coast; the ridge that defines the plate's far edge is as much as 300 miles out.

The recent quake swarm went unfelt in Oregon and Washington, even though it included a few larger quakes, from 4.4 to 4.8 in magnitude - about the same magnitude as two quakes this past summer felt across much of coastal Oregon. Because of the greater distance of these more recent earthquakes they past unnoticed except by the scientists' detection equipment.

"The earthquakes in this swarm are associated with seafloor spreading," said Dziak. "We suspect that magma pushed up into the crust and the lava may have broken the surface." Or, he added, it may not have reached the surface.

Either way, it may have generated a hydrothermal plume - an in-the-water geyser that erupts out of the quake-ruptured seafloor rock into the ocean. If one was created, it would have been rich in the rare microorganisms, that survive on the chemistry and/or heat of sub-seafloor regions heated by the magma.

Dziak is the lead researcher for a team operating the Sound Surveillance System, or SOSUS, out of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. This system of hydrophones located on the ocean floor was originally used during the Cold War to monitor submarines in the north Pacific, but the U.S. Navy has allowed NOAA to make use of them and their data.

During the first 36 hours, SOSUS detected nearly 1,500 small quakes. On Wednesday, the swarm continued with 10 to 30 events per hour. Earthquake activity continued on Thursday with between four and 45 events per hour.

"We sent the ship to the area with equipment to take up sea water from different depths and test for conductivity, temperature, density. It's basically a wire with bottles around it, which we fill at different depths," Dziak said.

Even though any hydrothermal plume will have been finished a few days before the vessel gets to their location, Dziak said, "If a plume was released, it should be detectable; it should not have dissipated that fast."

The lava, he said, is probably "your typical mid-ocean ridge basalts. I'm interested in seeing what happens when something like this happens on the seafloor," Dziak continued.

"Are lavas released, or did they stay beneath the seafloor surface? Will the quakes cause cracks that release a plume? Are there faults propagated along the seafloor?" While the researchers will not see any actual propagating of cracks, they will be able to tell, by remote cameras, if there are recently created fissures and cracks.

All that may give new information about "the character of the quakes," and, perhaps, "how they relate to the eruption" of a plume.

In addition, there could be a large amount of rare microorganisms "entrained in the plume," Dziak said. They come from a unique place, the sub-seafloor biosphere.

The microorganisms live inside the water in cracks and pores of the rock, and stay largely dormant for long time periods. "When the rocks crack and the fluid is released, they become active," he said, invigorated by the chemicals in the magma-driven water, the heat, or both.

Some geologists believe rising pressures on one edge of a tectonic plate can produce a build-up of stress that may eventually prompt a quake at the other end. But Dziak says he disagrees with that.

Even though the Juan de Fuca plate may appear on maps as a single triangular-shaped mass (as large as Oregon and Washington), pressure from rising magma at one side is unlikely, Dziak said, to prompt quakes at the other side. "It's not a one-to-one thing. It doesn't seem to correlate to sudden movements at the other end. The pressure may be taken up by faults in the middle of the plate. Also, some places have slow quakes, ground deformation events that do not snap. Vancouver Island has moved west and then come back again, moved west and then come back again," he said.

Shortly after the swarm ended, Dziak reported, there were two magnitude five quakes south of the swarm, on the edge of another, smaller plate, the Gorda Plate, west of Coos Bay.

When asked if these two were related to the swarm, Dziak replied "no." But it is possible there are other undersea geological links that we as yet dimly perceive.

Earthquakes send out pressure waves that travel through the Earth. "If there are big waves from a quake and they strike a place with a lot of fluid or hydrothermal activity, that could produce quakes in those environments. The 1992 Landers earthquake, on the San Andreas fault in Southern California, produced an increase in earthquakes at all the geothermal sites in the western U.S., at Yellowstone, at Mono Lake in California, at the geysers in another location in central California. That fluid makes the faults slip easier," he said, "and we have seen that sort of fluid in the seafloor."

While most of the scientists on the expedition are from the Northwest - with the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratories in Newport and Seattle - Jim Cowan, the chief scientist, is from the University of Hawaii. His participation is sponsored by National Science Foundation. Also underwriting the exploration is the NOAA Ocean Exploration Plan and the National Science Foundation.

"It went really quickly," Dziak said of the effort that organized the expedition. "We've done this a few times in the past, so the process was streamlined. And the University of Washington ship, the "Thompson," was at dock. We called the National Science Foundation and the Ocean Exploration program and they said yes in a couple of days. It is one of the most rapid response efforts we've put together."

March 09, 2005
The most intense swarms of earthquakes detected in the last 10 to 12 years on the far edge of the Juan de Fuca plate could indicate the eruption of magma from the seafloor or an underwater volcano. Between 50 and 70 earthquakes an hour, most of them small, were occurring at the end of February at a spot some 200 miles off the Canadian coast.

University of Hawaii's Jim Cowen, chief scientist, and National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration's Ed Baker, co-chief scientist, are at sea now leading an expedition at the Endeavour Segment, the site of the quakes. The Endeavour Segment is located in deep water and the quakes are not of a magnitude that would cause noticeable effects on land in Canada or the United States.

Reports from the expedition are at http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/seismicity/nepac/endeav0205.html.

As of March 8, the site said the number of quakes had calmed in recent days.

The scientists are on board the Thomas G. Thompson, the 274-foot research vessel operated by the University of Washington, and will return to Seattle March 11. The project is a rapid-response cruise funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, with cooperation from the Canadian government.

There have been six rapid-response cruises to investigate seismic activity on the Juan de Fuca plate since 1991, the most recent having been in 2001 led by Marv Lilley, University of Washington oceanographer.

Nowhere have scientists been in position to document lava flows while they are erupting, other than in Hawaii where Kilauea lavas flow into the sea, Lilley says. They've been tantalizingly close a few times out on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, once detecting fresh lava that was still hot enough to have diffuse water flowing out of it and another time arriving to find small glass shards still suspended in the water.

Even if there is no chance to witness lava flows, scientists are eager to arrive at the site as quickly as possible to measure changes that rapidly unfold following an eruption. Fluids discharged into the ocean during such events can form a billowing plume half a mile thick and stretching 6 miles in diameter, substantially changing water temperature and chemistry. Microorganisms flourish, increasing in such abundance that scientists say water near eruption sites can appear blizzard-like as it becomes laden with individual organisms and those that have formed into trailing mats and strings in the water.

"What's expelled gives scientists a view into what's deep in the seafloor, in places scientists can't reach," chief scientist Cowen says.

The swarms of quakes started Feb. 27 and lasted long enough that co-chief scientist Ed Baker told the Seattle Times before the expedition left port that, "We're pretty sure lava is moving."

The seafloor quakes are monitored by SOSUS, the SOund SUrveillance System, that can "hear" sound waves generated by seismic events, submarines or whales

The swarms are centered about 200 miles west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at 48 degrees N and 129 degrees W. The seafloor is about a mile and a half below the surface there. As of March 4, fewer than 10 quakes an hour were being detected.

The site is on the Endeavour Segment, on the northern part of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The ridge is where the Juan de Fuca plate is pulling away from a neighboring plate. Molten lava typically oozes up into the open spaces creating new seafloor at a pace of usually only inches a year. There can be more rapid spreading, however, during volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Fields of hydrothermal vents form where seawater circulates beneath the seafloor gaining heat and chemicals until the fluids vent back into the ocean, sometimes like geysers. As the fluids mix with cold seawater the chemicals separate and solidify, sometimes piling up into impressive mounds, spires and chimneys.

Researchers will sample sea water, take images using a camera sled, collect rock fragments and deploy three to four floats made especially to be able to float along with the plume of vent fluids for several months.

There is the possibility scientists will find something other than an eruption underway. A swarm of earthquakes off the coast in 2001 caused an area of the seafloor to draw in surrounding seawater for more than a year. It was a surprising twist for scientists who visited the site expecting to find hot water, and possibly magma, being expelled, says Lilley, leader of that expedition and co-author of a paper last July in Nature about the event. The void created by the earthquakes was under negative pressure, drawing water down into hundreds of feet of sediments, something scientists had never observed before.

Scientists, graduate students and undergraduates on the current expedition are from the University of Hawaii, University of Washington, University of Miami, Oregon State University, NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as well as students from Canada, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

Source: University of Washington

Juan Gorda Ridge - Quakes of 2003

1-19-03 - DREAM - I was working in a large office. When someone called me on the phone about Real Estate and told me she wanted to buy a piece of land, and asked me what my position was, I told them I was a 'clerk' because I didn't need them to know I knew the 'law."

Some of the girls remembered that there used to be a birthday club in the office and wanted to start it up again, so I looked up the old records.

The records were printed out and for some reason one of the girls cut the piece of paper into 4 long strips of data, so the strips would have to be realized in order to use them. She didn't say why she did this or why it was necessary, but I grabbed them back from her so I could realign them.

While I was looking for these records on the computer, I saw the letters KUFO. There was no indications of why those letters were there, but every time I looked on a computer page, those letters came up. I couldn't figure out why that was.

Later on, I was in my apartment building, walking in the hallway. There was a lot of baby stuff laying around and a small baby buggy. I was going to g out to dinner with some of the people in the building, but I decided I had better take all the baby stuff into the basement and put it into storage because it wasn't going to be used anymore.

I was worried that my friends wouldn't wait for me, but I also thought that this chore had to be done first even if they did or didn't wait for me.

So I went into the basement with the baby buggy and baby things and put them away.

While I was in the basement, I was thinking about the 'change' and everything that was going to happen and all of a sudden some men came in who said they were from KUFO.  They had very worried looks on their faces. The KNEW something bad was coming that they were going to have to deal with.

NOTE:  KUFO is a radio station in Portland, Oregon. Their theme is that they are ALL ROCKIN'

Sounds like earthquake country!