Monday, November 8, 2010

South Carolina does some earthquake preparation


A long time ago I used to write scientific papers and went to conferences.  These were my glory years in the old company.  :)  I went to Charleston for a conference, and looked at all the old buildings that survived their big earthquake of 1886.  I looked at all the new construction, and it didn't look like they gave a hoot about earthquakes!  Now, they are holding school drills.  Very nice, more than Toronto.

The source zone at Summerville really looks like one of my 'Growing New Madrid' zones.  I wish they could afford to put decent seismometers on it.  When will it produce the next big earthquake?

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