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  • ‘Strong' tremors recorded for the past week under Hood Canal

    03/02/2017 11:00:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KIRO ^ | Updated: Feb 28, 2017 - 9:14 AM | KIPP ROBERTSON, MyNorthwest.com Writer
    There’s little doubt in local seismologists’ minds that the numerous tremors recorded in the Puget Sound region over the past several days are related to a phenomenon that some say increases the risk of a major earthquake. Just how much the event increases the risk of a mega-quake is up for debate, but one thing is for sure, the tremors are spreading. “Just over a week with strong tremor[s] every day and spreading mostly north,” the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network wrote on its blog. About every 14 months, the Cascadia Subduction Zone that stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Cape...
  • Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

    09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP
    A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible." "In this scenario...
  • Scientists: Volcano Could Swamp U.S. with Mega-Tsunami

    03/29/2005 3:41:11 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 154 replies · 4,896+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3/29/2005 | Staff Writers
    A wall of water up to 55 yards high crashing into the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, flattening everything in its path -- not a Hollywood movie but a dire prophecy by some British and U.S. academics. As the international community struggles to aid victims of last month's devastating tsunami in southern Asia, scientists warn an eruption of a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands could unleash a "mega-tsunami" larger than any in recorded history. Hammocks almost buried at the beach of Pajara district in Fuerteventura island (Canary Island), southern Spain. Countries all around the Atlantic rim could be hit...
  • Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast

    01/03/2005 12:34:11 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies · 3,439+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 1/3/2005 | Joseph B. Verrengia
    Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast Tsunami scientists and public safety officials are closely watching an earthquake-prone nation with thousands of miles of crowded coastlines for signs of an imminent disaster. Indonesia? Japan? Try the United States. Experts say the West Coast could experience a calamity similar to the one they have been watching unfold half a world away. "People need to know it could happen," said geologist Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists say grinding geologic circumstances similar to those in Sumatra also exist just off the Pacific Northwest coast. They are a loaded gun that could...
  • Anchor of ages believed found off Whidbey Island

    02/15/2014 5:58:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    South Whidbey Record ^ | February 07, 2014 | Justin Burnett
    ...Considered by some to be a Holy Grail of Puget Sound archaeology, three men — a commercial diver, an amateur historian and an attorney — believe they have found the fabled lost anchor of Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the Pacific Northwest more than 200 years ago. Lying in shallow water along the west side of Whidbey Island, the historic artifact could be recovered by the three-man team that makes up Anchor Ventures LLC within the month... In 1791, British Navy Captain George Vancouver set out on a four-year exploration of the West Coast aboard the 99-foot HMS Discovery. Accompanying...
  • Researchers Plot Course Of Ancient American Tsunami (902AD)

    10/28/2002 4:27:53 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-28-2002
    Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami Researchers have calculated the scale of a giant wave that devastated the north west coast of America 1,100 years ago. Japanese scientists used computer modelling to recreate the devastation from the ancient tsunami. The team from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe say the work will help planners minimise the impact of any future wave. The researchers took clues from silt deposits found in the Puget Sound, a Pacific inlet above earthquake fault lines in the Seattle area. Experts say the tsunami could have reached up to seven metres in...
  • NW grain terminal lockout pits ILWU against strikebreakers(private sector leverage)

    12/23/2012 5:52:24 PM PST · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/23/12 | Richard Read
    Scores of out-of-state strikebreakers wait on high alert in Northwest hotel rooms, ready to replace longshoremen in case of a lockout at grain terminals. Three fully crewed, non-union tugboats protected by armed guards stand by, prepared to keep grain ships docking. In a provocative move, a California company has moored the tugs on the Willamette River near longshore Local 8's Northwest Portland union hall. Quietly, owners of Portland, Vancouver and Puget Sound terminals have spent months preparing for a battle royal on the waterfront, lining up troops and assets like chess pieces. The agribusiness giants have laid legal groundwork for...
  • Puget Sound Chapter End of Summer BBQ FReeper Party!

    09/09/2007 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Libertina · 197 replies · 1,935+ views
    Libertina | September 9, 2007 | Libertina
    It's a Puget Sound FReeper Party! Calling all Puget Sound Chapter Members and guests to join our END OF SUMMER BBQ PARTY!
  • Researchers: Baking impacts Puget Sound

    12/27/2006 6:44:49 AM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,322+ views
    Researchers at the University of Washington say all that holiday baking and eating has an environmental impact — Puget Sound is being flavored by cinnamon and vanilla. "Even something as fun as baking for the holiday season has an environmental effect," said Rick Keil, an associate professor of chemical oceanography. "When we bake and change the way we eat, it has an impact on what the environment sees. To me it shows the connectedness." Keil and UW researcher Jacquelyn Neibauer's weekly tests of treated sewage sent into the sound from the West Point treatment plant in Magnolia showed cinnamon, vanilla...
  • Name the Washington State wind storm (self title)

    12/22/2006 10:03:12 AM PST · by teacherwoes · 5 replies · 372+ views
    noaa ^ | 12/22/06 | national weather service
    We and many others in our community are struggling to 'name' the big Dec 14 and 15 wind storm we just experienced. Several other big wind storms we've had in the past happened to fall on a significant day or had something distinctive happen such as the Inauguration Day Wind Storm of 1993, the Turkey Day Storm of 1983, or the Hood Canal Wind Storm of 1979. So, what do we call this big blow? We would like to tap the creative minds of our community to help us 'name this wind storm' . We have created an email address...
  • Puget Sound Chapter 2006 FReeper Christmas Party

    11/26/2006 2:21:15 PM PST · by Libertina · 92 replies · 2,536+ views
    Libertina | November 26, 2006 | Libertina
    Ring the BellsIt's the Puget Sound FReeper Chapter2006 Christmas Party! Christmas Open House & Pot Luck
  • Eastlake home sails away -- across Puget Sound

    06/05/2006 11:17:56 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Monday, June 5, 2006 | KERY MURAKAMI
    Daphne Lee-Larson said goodbye to her house Sunday morning. Actually, she wished it a bon voyage. She was looking up at the second-floor bedroom window of 3218 Eastlake Ave. E. and remembered how she and her husband once had to climb up to it on a ladder when it was bedtime because they were having the ground floor resanded. 3218 Eastlake Ave. E., though, was no longer on Eastlake Avenue East. The yellow, 3,000- square-foot house had been lifted and then rolled on a dolly with wheels as big as airplane tires from the spot where it had sat since...
  • LIVE THREAD Puget Sound Freepers' Christmas Party 2005

    12/03/2005 6:29:45 PM PST · by Seattle · 53 replies · 2,929+ views
    Seattle | December 3, 2005 | Libertina
    WELCOME to the Puget Sound FReepers Christmas Party LIVE THREAD
  • PUGET SOUND FREEPER CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY!

    11/27/2005 4:31:25 PM PST · by Libertina · 64 replies · 1,957+ views
    Self | November 27, 2005 | Libertina
    Puget Sound FReepers 2005 Christmas Party!Merry Christmas FReepers, Family & Friends! It's time for our FRee Republic Puget Sound Chapter Annual Holiday Celebration!
  • Puget Sound FReepers Party - LIVE FROM WASHINGTON STATE

    10/08/2005 2:41:48 PM PDT · by Just Lori · 73 replies · 2,216+ views
    Libertina | October 8, 2005 | Libertina
    Whoo-hoo FReepers! Starting our live thread from the home of Walt and Spanaway Lori. Yes, it's our Better-Late-Than-Never Summer FReeper Party for the Puget Sound Chapter of FRee Republic! Lori has brisket on the BBQ, FReeper Marty Wake is just back from Iraq and on his way over, and Pete's Cream Ale is on ice! Ahhh fall..er...summer! ;)
  • Sea-doo Thief Ends Up Missing In Dabob Bay (hard luck criminals)

    02/08/2005 2:03:07 PM PST · by Horatio Gates · 12 replies · 599+ views
    KOMO-TV Seattle ^ | February 8, 2005
    DUCKABUSH - Two men suspected of stealing Sea-Doo personal watercraft from Brinnon got into more trouble on Dabob Bay, about 12 miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge. One man rescued from the water has been arrested by Jefferson County deputies, and a Coast Guard search continues for a second man. Petty Officer Mike Zolzer in Seattle says the Coast Guard first received a call just after 6 a.m. Tuesday from someone who heard a man in the water calling for help. He was picked up by a Navy security boat from the Bangor submarine base. He told a Jefferson...
  • LIVE from the Puget Sound Chapter CHRISTMAS PARTY!

    12/11/2004 5:51:56 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 139 replies · 3,003+ views
    self | December 11, 2004 | Libertina
    All you home bound Puget Sound Chapter FReepers - join us on line if not in person!
  • Bush Gaining Ground in Washington State

    09/19/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Vicki · 155 replies · 3,232+ views
    Myself | 09/19/2004 | Vicki
    If I hadn't seen it for myself I wouldn't have believed it. Living on the west side of the Cascade mountains not far from Seattle I am accustomed to seeing Kerry/Edwards signs practically everywhere.My husband and I went to the Puyallup Fair which is one of the largest in the country and draws thousands. Under the grandstand there were the Democrat and Republicans booths handing out yard signs, stickers etc. After spending all day and night at the fair I can tell you that 8 out of 10 fair goers who were making a political statement were either wearing or...
  • Washington: Puget Sound Chapter National March Against Terror

    09/06/2004 12:09:37 PM PDT · by Libertina · 22 replies · 710+ views
    Libertina | September 6, 2004 | Libertina
    Call to rally against Terror!Saturday September 11, 200410:00 AM - 2:00 PM National March Against Terror www.nationalmarch.org Groups call for nationwide rallies in support of the War on Terror Free Republic Puget Sound Chapter, WA – Paul Nissan, president of FIT-AIM-ACT, joined by other nationally recognized activist organizations such as the Free Republic Network, Move America Forward, Protest Warriors and Rightmarch.com, have called for rallies across the nation this September 11th in support of the war on terror and demonstrate to our enemies that would attack us that we remain united and vigilant as a nation in this effort. All...
  • Puget Sound Chapter: Come out and support the President! August 13th!

    08/12/2004 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Chad Fairbanks · 72 replies · 998+ views
    My Gray Matter ^ | 08/12/2004 | Chad Fairbanks
    Puget Sound FReepers! The time to act is upon us! The radical left will be out in force, protesting President Bush in Medina Washington tomorrow! We cannot allow them to protest unopposed! The Leftists will be meeting in the park as well, but we will remain separate from them. Spread the word far and wide! Event specifics and information are below. Come out and show President Bush that Washington is behind him!