Sunday, April 13, 2014

The earthquakes.

Los Angeles.


Friday was Nicaragua.

Today Idaho.

Days, weeks apart.

Blood moon rising.

Q: A few years ago, I interviewed the authors of a book about a destructive 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Charleston, S.C. The 1886 quake not only destroyed buildings but also managed to worsen race relations.
Where else do people face earthquake risks in the US outside of California?
A: Alaska is the most seismically active place in the United States, followed by California. In third place is Utah, fourth is Hawaii. And there is a big seismic potential in the Pacific Northwest.
There is also the New Madrid area in southeast Missouri where a series of four major earthquakes struck in 1811 and 1812. A repeat of those events will cause major damage in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
There's also New York and New England. The largest historic earthquake in New York occurred beneath New York Harbor in 1884. It was felt along most of the East Coast. The largest New England earthquake occurred in 1755 off the coast at Cape Ann.
It is still a mystery why earthquakes occur in these areas. - Source

Shaken, not stirred.

1 comment:

    Their nifty map of latest quakes indicates that there were 67 quakes of 2.5 magnitude or larger just for today. Then I realized that my tax dollars help support the USGS. Money well spent.


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