Juan de Fuca


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Juan de Fuca
Ioánnis Fokás
BirthplaceCefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Occupation
maritime pilot

Juan de Fuca

Strait of. a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and NW Washington (US). Length: about 129 km (80 miles). Width: about 24 km (15 miles)

Juan de Fuca

 

a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and the Olympic Peninsula (USA). The strait leads from Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is approximately 140 km long and 16.5 km wide, with depths of as much as 256 m at its Pacific entrance. It has rocky, precipitous shores, and its tidal currents have velocities of 4 to 8 km/hr. The sea route to the Canadian ports of Victoria and Vancouver and the American ports of Seattle and Tacoma passes through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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Juan de Fuca es el remanente del norte de la placa de Farallon y representa las etapas finales de millones de anos de subduccion continua debajo de la costa estadunidense, refieren investigadores del Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y Planetarias de la Universidad de California.
According to Hawley and study co-researcher Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory , Juan de Fuca's gash is probably because of a weak zone.
William Hawley and Richard Allen, from the University of California, Berkeley, investigated a peculiar region below central Oregon where a chunk of the Juan de Fuca plate appears missing. 
Not surprisingly, scientists are interested in understanding as much as they can about the Juan de Fuca Plate.
Also, in our study area, we caught steelhead that were assigned to the genetic stock group from Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, indicating that they did not migrate north immediately (we caught them at locations that were south of the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, through which they pass).
As both Queen Charlotte Strait off northern Vancouver Island and Juan De Fuca strait off southern Vancouver Island lie in a southeasterly direction from the open ocean (Fig.
It has been hypothesized that the Strait of Juan de Fuca acts as a semipermeable barrier preventing C.
Studies of the Fe isotope compositions of hydrothermal fluids from hydrothermal vent on the Pacific ridge [6,19], the Atlantic ridge [6, 18, 21], and the Juan de Fuca ridge [20] revealed that the Fe isotope compositions of these vent fluids varied significantly (Figure 2).
The entire Northwest was only labelled, "Parts Un Known" and was devoid of much detail, with exception of the, "River of the West", which was actually the Columbia River and the Juan de Fuca Strait.
That's where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate melts as it sinks into the hot mantle beneath the North American Plate.
Kingsley was born and raised in Port Angeles, Washington, a city situated on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. His musical influences include Pacific Northwest legends Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Nirvana.
The Cascadia fault forms where the oceanic Juan De Fuca tectonic plate - one of the giant masses of solid rock that form the rigid outermost shell of our planet - is sliding under the North American tectonic plate that holds our continent.