Saturday, May 24, 2014

M6.9 earthquake Greece

Land of the normal earthquakes.

Ah, here I am, sitting on the cottage deck, waiting for that sun to thaw out my fingers.  This is a beautiful tectonic zone, being all pulled apart.  As such, the earthquake is due to normal faulting.

As you know, I give normal faults no respect in terms of the amount of shaking they can put out (PGV).  They are the poor cousins of the other quakes.  If this earthquake does anything, it is because the houses are just piles of stones, as we saw in Mama Mia.  Hopefully, nobody got killed.

Update:  Now downgraded to a measly 6.4

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