Study: Boston, New England at Greatest Tsunami Risk in US — 12 quakes at edge of continental shelf in past year — 1929 tsunami killed 27, destroyed thousands of homes

Published: April 20th, 2013 at 2:16 pm ET
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Title: Study: Boston, New England at Greatest Tsunami Risk in US
Source: US News and World Report
Author: Jason Koebler
Date: April 19, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

Study: Boston, New England at Greatest Tsunami Risk in US

Nuclear power plants on U.S. East Coast from New Jersey northward

An increase in seismic activity in the North Atlantic suggests that New England is most at risk of suffering the effects of a tsunami in the near future [...]

Over the past year there have been 12 small earthquakes at the edge of the continental shelf – about 170 miles east of Boston – with the most powerful being a magnitude 4 quake that occurred April 12, 2012, says John Ebel, of Boston College’s Weston Observatory [...]

“when we have more frequent small earthquake activity, there’s a greater chance of having a larger one in the future.”

In 1929, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake off the coast of Newfoundland caused a tsunami to hit Canada, killing 27 people, destroying thousands of homes and cutting transatlantic communication lines.

[...] the coasts between Nova Scotia and New Jersey are at highest risk for a tsunami. [...]

More from Ebel

I’m drawing an analogy from the 1929 area to this area that reaches to Boston. Geologically, it looks the same. The earthquakes are occurring right at the edge of the continental shelf.

See also: “Fear that a massive landslide following a major volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands would send a 300-foot wave across the Atlantic, causing devastation to coastal towns and cities.” -CNN

Published: April 20th, 2013 at 2:16 pm ET
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15 comments to Study: Boston, New England at Greatest Tsunami Risk in US — 12 quakes at edge of continental shelf in past year — 1929 tsunami killed 27, destroyed thousands of homes

  • Jay

    Are we the unlucky generation when gravity annomalies start escalating causing disasters ?

    The solar system and the molten core of our Earth travel at thousands of kilometers an hour creating a bow shock-wave that was recently confirmed by Voyager , and approaching the musch denser region of our galaxy , the Orion Arm . Uhhhhuuu ! :0

    It will be a rough ride through the gravitational 'knots' and Harmonics of that matter-dense space , and the molten , liquid core of our Earth will receive a proportional Massage forcing more magma through the crust and creating Heating of the oceans and a Global Warming , again .

    But what the Orion Arm gravity waves will do to our fluid Sun ??


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    • We Not They Finally

      This is new information, Jay. Keep educating!


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    • harengus_acidophilus

      Fearmongering.

      Don't forget the little green men.

      h.


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      • We Not They Finally

        When something happens like the disaster in Boston….I dont know what to believe anymore.The disaster of 9/11 leaves me cringing. I dont know who to trust anymore…i DONT KNOW WHO TO TRUST….wE ARE SCARRED FOREVER BY THE FEW WHO HAVE TWISTED THE HONSTY INTEGRITY AND DECENCY AS THE DERELICTION OF ALL THAT IS HONEST DECENT AND RIGHRTEOUS.nOW REAL POLITIC HAS REPLACED INTEGRITY HONESTY AND DECENCY.tHE cORPORATIONS AND THEIR SCHEMING HAS REPLACED THE INTEGRITY OF THE PAST WHEN MEN LIKE jfk rfk AND OTHERS WERE CHANGING THIS COUNTRY FOR THE GOOD.nOW IT TS ALL HAPPENING FOR THE GOAL OF PROFIT AND THE LOSE OF NOT ONLY OUR SOULS BUT OUR INTEGRITY…


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        • irhologram

          The problem is, …we did their bidding. We danced for the devil and were content (are content) with the scraps beneath his table. We didn't question his obvious lies, so we killed in war for him to add more jewels to his crown, hoping some would trickle down. He even taxed back what little he gave us. Like a tyrant parent, once the car-whiskey was sampled, he made us finish the whole bottle of oil, as we became more and more drunken, allowing him to plunder the earth. We spent more than we can finance on fleeting style, hawked from the display rack of his newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, and sporting events, gorging the belly of our desires, but not our hearts, not our minds. We have a stomach full of indecency, dishonesty, and unrighteousness…but we ate the scraps from his menu ourselves, so why blame the devil?


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    • We Not They Finally

      It seems that global warming may be a hoax and the reality is that our whole solar system is being stressed by our Sun…This would lead to our Sun growing larger and causing real havoc…It remains to be seen if this may cause massive earthquakes tsunami and alas pole shift.This would be a true science fiction nightmare.There are too many roads to disaster…Our own technologies in themselves can cause all out disaster…Will Humanity make the right choices?


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  • yellowrain

    please …don't give fema any more ideas. They already want every house on the Jersey shore raised 10'. It already looks like we had a Tsunami..not quite but its bad.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Quakes and tsunami are a concern, but nuclear plant disasters are also caused by design and operator error, as proven by past nuclear disasters. Rule is, nuclear plants have accidents.

    The air we breathe and the food we eat us contaminated with radiation from these accidents. And nuclear testing.


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    "Mr. Waiter, Sir?"

    "Yes?"

    "The tarte aux terrorism was delicious!
    Would you please serve the next dish of fear?"

    h.


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  • A mega eruption in the Canary Islands, off the northwest coast of Africa, could precipitate a tsunami that would engulf the US east coast.

    Underground activity at the volcano El Hierro was strong enough to lift up the island last year.

    There has been an increase in quakes in that area this year.

    The catastrophe was depicted by British fiction author Richard Doyle on his thriller "Volcano".

    http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/2013/03/volcano-news-canary-islands-earthquake.html


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ya..the Navy considers climate change a national security threat..for the US and others.

    Climate Change Is the Biggest Threat in the Pacific, Says Top U.S. Admiral
    3/11/2013

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/climate-change/

    (It also further locks down the situ in Japan)

    Climate change..is real..and amplified by human pollution.
    It seems the military is counting on it.

    Congress: Where the Bible Disproves Science,and a Senator tries to Torpedo and Admiral.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/04/10/1844471/congress-where-the-bible-disproves-science-and-a-senator-tries-to-torpedo-an-admiral/

    There are those anxious to use the condition..and those in denial.
    I believe the statistic..is 80% of the world population lives within 200 miles of a coastline.

    http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u248/foxysheri/Blog%20Pics/USNavyMapEarthChange.jpg.

    Military control of the waterways…in progress.
    I wouldn't be looking for evuation before an 'event'..such as earthquake/tsunami..particularly..(if) these events are man-made.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..I wonder what the Navy Map of the future looks like for the rest of the world.


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  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    Uranyl Nitrate
    "Bis(nitrato-O)dioxouranium. A compound used in photography and the porcelain industry. It causes severe renal insufficiency and renal tubular necrosis in mammals and is an effective lymphocyte mitogen." unquote,
    http://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/pmarticle/44857/Self-Assembly-of-Alkali-Uranyl-Peroxide-Clusters.html
    Meanwhile back at the ranch it's all happening and the rivers and oceans has to clean 'itself' with stuff that will take your car's paint off. (Possible old post)


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