Tuesday, May 13, 2008

China earthquake looking worse and worse

They haven't really reached the actual fault rupture yet. If we find the towns in the actual fault valley are powdered, then this earthquake is right up there, as a valley thrust 'super quake'. Total numbers of casualties may be limited by the thin population density. As I have said before, there's no way to design for the full impact of a super quake, on the hanging wall.

But I still think that when they write this one up, it will have been found to have ruptured right to the bottom of the crust.

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