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To: 11B3
Come on up to Puget Sound for some active geology and volcanism.

Well thank you for the invite - but I have to decline - for health reasons.

Seems that awhile back they found evidence (trees buried under several feet of sand) of some rather sizeable tsunamis in your locale.

Tsunamis are a given fact if you live close to the ocean. The problem with your area was that they found this evidence about 100 miles inland from the coast.

I may not be the brightest bulb in the "illumination" scheme but that tells me there was one hell of shake immediately off your coast.

Indeed, evidence points to repeated occurances of these events. Tick..tick..tick.

Your player is the Juan De Fuca plate. As - literally - opposed to the North Amercian and Pacific plates.

As a matter of fact, there is a new and growing volcano not too far off shore from you folks - forget the name they gave it - but of very high interest.

Of course we can't ignore the stuff to your west - Mt Hood, Mt Baker, Mt St Helens, etc.

The Rim of Fire.

What does not get enough publicity is the fact that the more these volcano's age, the less stable they become. Acidity from the volcanic gasses literally turn stone into clay.

Nevada ranks second in the "thin-ness" of the outer crust - what my house sits on. This state is literally being pulled apart - like you pull a pizza dough to spread it thin.

Again, thank you for the invite but I think I'll be staying here.


29 posted on 07/25/2003 9:32:45 PM PDT by LasVegasMac
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To: LasVegasMac
Everything west of the central valley in California sits on the pacific plate. Most know about the San Andreas fault, but there are a number of faults that run basically east-west. The crust is being thinned, California is being sheared in half, it is a rift valley, expect the Baja peninsula to grow as LA becomes an island.
30 posted on 07/25/2003 9:42:35 PM PDT by djf
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