Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Montreal gets hammered by tiny earthquakes



I'm glad these earthquakes don't bother the Maffie concrete.  I mean, who could tell?  One more chunk falls, big deal.  :)

So, this is a brand new M3.7 (4.2 with HST).  As we know, Montreal is just one city in the East, living with the 1in500 earthquake hanging over its head.  If a Virginia M6 happened here, I think we would hear most about Leda Clay landslides.  A lot of Montreal is on hard rock or clay, but the infrastructure is terrible.  Thus I rate its seismic capacity as very low.  An earthquake during winter would be too terrible to contemplate.

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