Monday, July 18, 2011

Love for a non-historic earthquake mechanism


The city of Driggs is roughly 20 miles west of the Teton fault. While this fault has been seismically quiet in recorded historic time, geologists believe it could generate a magnitude 7.2 earthquake at some point in the future.

Ah, some love for a fault zone that might only be a 1 in 500 sparker.  Here in Toronto, if nothing has happened in the past 20 years, it doesn't exist!

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