"Ninety percent (90%) of all earthquakes occur along the plate boundaries (fig. 1). The Americas are the major landmasses of three plates (North and South American and Caribbean). Almost all of the known major earthquakes in the Americas have…"
"Most states are at risk of major earthquakes, with 39 of the 50 states in moderate to high risk areas for seismic activity.
For a map, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), showing the major earthquake hazard areas within the United States…"
"Recent earthquake activity in California...
I received this information yesterday, written by John R. Hawkins, Fire Chief,CAL FIRE/RivCo Fire Dept, 210 W. San Jacinto, Perris, CA 92570, dated 2/16/2010 10:33 PM >>>
Hi all of you.. This…"
"Tsunami Advisory for the Pacific Coast...
Statement as of 9:58 AM PST on February 27, 2010
... A tsunami advisory is in effect which includes the
coastal areas of California - Oregon - Washington - British
Columbia and Alaska from the…"
Yes, checkout the Backyard Stations 101 page on here and see if that explains what you're looking for. After you take a look at that, if you have more questions, let me know. I'll be glad to assist you with any questions you have.
BTW, your last name is Parker too! Wonder if we're kin? :-)
So great to hear back so fast from you Polly. I am about to do a "Weather History" post as a blog about the period February 11 through February 20. A bit behind. Last weekend's snowstorm of 26 inches was a doozy, we were out of power for 43 hours! Had major computer withdrawals, plus many other technological setbacks.
Do you happen to know Roger Cunningham? He is a long time observer friend of mine who lives in Florence Oregon, probably a bit south of you along the coast there. He is not here on the backyard,but I get his updates weekly/monthly about his weather there in Florence. Very climatologically oriented. Really neat guy, knows a lot of stuff.
Between Nathan Parker and I we should be able to help you post and get around here in the Backyard Community. I will search the database of members we have currently for Oregon members- I know we have some..Always great to network with others.
So great that you have a station and post to locals in your area too. I do a lot of that also, I have my station on weather underground,my station id is KMDGAITH11, if you know your way around weather underground and know how to find a station (in Maryland, Gaithersburg, subdivision is shown- Bennington is my "station name". Had some down time with the big power failure, and some other more minor power fluctuations- got to get some sort of backup system.
Will be back in touch soon, so good to hear back from you!
Welcome Polly! Great to see a new member from the beautiful state of Oregon. So where exactly is Toledo? In the Willamette Valley? Columbia River? Or out in the desert? (I don't have my map handy, even though I am a cartographer) Hope you will be able to report on your weather happenings from time to time. Your state is so beautiful- so varied with the desert, the beautiful mountains, the incredible Pacific Coast,the Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake (my favorite spot), etc. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them here anytime. Tell us about your particular interests in the weather. Do you have a backyard station? I report on mine every day in the backyard blog. Look forward to hearing more from you soon.
Gaithersburg Maryland (about 20 miles NNW of Washington DC)
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