Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Earthquake Hits Pakistan

Not a big earthquake, only an M6.4, but when something like this hits highly-populated, unstable ground, there's trouble. These earthquakes are almost always high-pulse thrust faults, that daylight right under a populated valley. These giant faults are the reason that the valley exists.

3 comments:

Harold Asmis said...

Another 6.2 just hit! Might take a while to settle down.

Mona Albano said...

Off-topic but... a bit of the rock above highway 97 in BC is threatening to let go.

Harold Asmis said...

Wrote about it already.