Seismo-Watch Significant Earthquake Report - No. 01-036
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VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 (Seismo-Watch) -- Since September 7, a robuts series of eight earthquakes have occurred off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The activity has consisted of seven M4s and one M3 with the strongest registering M4.5, one on September 8 and another on September 10. See a list of events here.

Although the activity shows a scattered pattern, it seems to be mostly centered along the Nootka Fracture Zone close to the triple point juction between the Pacific, Explorer and Juan de Fuca tectonic plates. The Nootka Fracture Zone forms the boundary between the Explorer and Juan de Fuca plates and extends northeastward to Vancouver Island where it is being overran or subducted by the North American plate.

The Nootka Fracture Zone shows abundant earthquake activity but his is an unusually high number of tremors in a short period of time.

Felt Reports
The quakes are centered too far from shore to have been felt.

More news and information will be added shortly.

Report update: 10:26:00 AM, Monday, September 10, 2001

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