Pacific Ocean Earthquake Today: Magnitude 4.8 earthquake 56 km from Anchorage, AK, USA

Since the beginning of this year, we have been hearing about some or the other natural disaster. Most countries have faced severe tremors and some have faced mild earthquakes and it looks like more are coming. We are not sharing any fake news or predicting, but our information is based on the facts shared by weather experts. As per the reports, some stranger leaks were spotted in the floor of the Pacific Ocean and scientists say it could cause a huge earthquake.

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Pacific Ocean Earthquake Today

Now this news has developed the interest of the people and they want to know if it is actually true or just a rumor shared by some people in order to create buzz on social media. Well, this time the news is true and scientists have discovered a peculiar leak in the Pacific Ocean floor that may 1 day create a huge earthquake one day. According to the reports, the leak was spotted off the Pacific coasts of Canada and the United States of America. The experts further state that they have never been seen prior. Just keep scrolling to know more details about it.

Multiple media reports are stating that scientists fear a hole in the 600-mile-long fault line which could trigger a destructive earthquake that would destroy cities along the northwestern United States. The reports state that the hole spewed hot liquid sits fifty miles off the shoreline of Oregon, on the boundary of the dipping fault which is known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which spans from Northern California into Canada. Now this geological feature has the ability to unleash magnitude-9 tremors on the side of the Pacific Northwest. The report states that this leak was 1st observed in the year 2015. However, a new analysis directed by the University of Washington (UW) shares that the chemically distinct liquid is something called a “fault lubricant”.

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Now you all must be thinking that what this liquid can do, well this liquid permits it to move very smoothly but sans it, “stress can construct to make a damaging and catastrophic quake.” Scientists labeled the name of the hole they called “Pythias Oasis” and described it as a hot spring. As we mentioned above this hole was found in 2015 and in the same year a robotic diver disclose the hole in a survey when sonar pictures recorded bubbles coming out from the floor of the sea. As of now, we just have this many details but promise you we will soon return with more information.

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