Video: Strange Sounds in Canada; Then an Earthquake Five Days Later

Video: Strange Sounds in Canada; Then an Earthquake Five Days Later

Posted by on September 4, 2013                                       /   Comments Off

sage:  Terrace, in northern British Columbia, Canada, reported strange sounds early in the morning of August 29. (Story 1)  While ‘the city’ passed it off as a “grader being readied for the day”, their Facebook page contains many comments that suggest otherwise.  These sounds, reminiscent of the many strange earthy sounds reported last year, were heard from Prince Rupert to Hazelton, a distance of almost 300 kilometres.  Then, within the next five days, there have been reports (Story 2) of earthquakes, most inside a 500-kilometre radius.  Is this Gaia gently making some energetic ‘adjustments’?

Story 1 – Strange Sounds: Terrace B.C. Freaked Out By Weird Noise (Video)

Huffington Post – September 3, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/qab6hvj

Woken up by a bizarre, loud howling noise, Kimberley Wookey jumped out of bed on Aug. 29 to video the strange noise that she had heard before around Terrace, B.C.

Her 7-year-old son was already awake and scared after the noise had made his bedroom window rattle, she says in her YouTube post. [sage: see Footnote 1]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHi6LjKuNl4&feature=player_embedded

Wookey told Global News that she first heard the sounds on June 19 and originally thought it might be someone playing some really bad music near her house. This time, she was determined to get the noise on record.

CFTK reported that many residents were bewildered by the unidentified booming, quoting theories from pranks, to aliens, to the second coming.

By Friday afternoon, the mystery was over. The City of Terrace took responsibility for the ear-shattering airwaves on their Facebook page, saying an employee was preparing a grader for some work nearby and it was the grader blade that let out that noise.

But residents, including Wookey weren’t appeased. “It just does not match up,” Wookey told Global News. [sage: see Footnote 2]

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service said a tsunami was not expected. (NOAA)

Story 2 – 6.1 magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off B.C. Coast

CBC News – September 3, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/qcah7d3

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island at 1:19 p.m. PT Tuesday, followed by a series of at least five aftershocks, but officials say no tsunami is expected.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service was the first to report the quake’s epicentre was approximately 150 kilometres northwest of Port Alice, on Vancouver Island, but said a tsunami was not expected.

The quake was initially rated 6.2 magnitude by the NOAA, but then downgraded to 6.0 by the USGS, while Natural Resources Canada rated the quake 6.1 magnitude.

NRC seismologist Alison Bird says there is no cause for concern because the quake was out in the ocean rather than underneath people.

“I would consider this to be a moderate earthquake. It doesn’t pose any threat to people. There is no tsunami expected. We haven’t even received any fault reports yet. It’s far enough away from communities that it really isn’t any worry,” said Bird.

Residents in Bella Bella, Port Alice and Port Hardy contacted by CBC News said they did not feel the quake or its aftershocks, but Bird says it is a reminder folks should take part in the provincewide Shakeout B.C. earthquake drill next month.

Aftershocks recorded

At least five aftershocks were reported in the same area including a 4.6 magnitude at 2:05 p.m, a 4.8 magnitude at 2:25 p.m., a 5.0 magnitude at 3:29., 4.2 magnitude at 4:07, and 5.9 magnitude at 5:23 p.m.

“The earthquakes had ‘strike-slip’ mechanisms which means the motion was mainly horizontal,” said CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, who has a background in seismology.

“Here, two plates are sliding past each other, rather than one plate moving underneath another one. These quakes are likely connected to the Queen Charlotte fault rather than the Cascadia subduction zone, but this is a complicated section of West Coast tectonics. It’s possible these quakes are connected to last year’s October 2012 7.8 magnitude quake as well.”

The area of the ocean floor west and north of B.C., often referred to as the Pacific Ring of Fire, is known for its seismic activity.

On Tuesday evening, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near the Izu Islands in southern Japan. Tremors were felt in Tokyo, but no damage was reported and no tsunami expected. The Japan quake was not connected to the B.C. quakes.

On Monday, a much smaller 3.9 magnitude earthquake registered approximately 119 kilometres southwest of Port Alice, according to Natural Resources Canada.

Farther to the northwest, a 7.0 quake last week shook near the coast of Adak, one of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

Footnotes

(1)  From YouTube:

Published on 29 Aug 2013

This is the second time I have heard these sounds here in Terrace, BC, Canada. First time was back in June 19th 2013 but it was not quite as intense. On the morning of August 29th 2013 at approx. 7:30am I was awoken by these sounds. I shot out of bed like a bat out of hell realizing it was the same sounds I had heard before and I ran looking for a camera to try to capture them with. Came out into the living room to find my 7-year-old son awake and scared wondering what was going on (he’s the one I am whispering to in the first video) He had said the noises woke him up as well and shook his window. After it was over and I sat down at the computer to upload the video. Checking my Facebook I noticed a lot of locals had heard the same sounds again but this time it was far more widespread. I have no idea what these sounds are but it is pretty strange and I am glad that I was able to catch them this time and share what I heard. This video was taken on my HD Samsung SC-HMX20C Video Camera

Here are the links to my other 2 videos of these sounds from this morning August 29th at 7:30am in Terrace BC Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MApXSl… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VVe5G…

(2)  https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=427601350689864&id=371512246298775

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