Friday, April 19, 2013

M6.9 earthquake China

Ok, I was completely wrong about Iran, but this is shallow, and has to be compression, right at the bulldozer end of the India push.  So I'm guessing this is a high PGV earthquake.  There are always lots of people everywhere in China, so it's a bad combination.  We'll wait for some news.

Update:  Huge rocks near the epicentre may indicate a high PGV, but there are lots of pictures of weak housing still standing.  We may never know the ground motion.

Update2:  All the videos show standard damage.  If there was a 'hammer zone' for a super-quake, it would be in the mountains.

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