Thursday, November 30, 2017
Delaware earthquake, shallow thrust
Intensity 5. This is a great Eastern earthquake, but really small. When I was raised in my nuclear career, these earthquakes were my life. Until Oklahoma, these were all we had. Now, somebody will raise the possibility of really large earthquake on the coast, but all the hubbub will die down in a few days. Nobody puts down a penny to study these things now.
ps. Funny, but I was the last guy to study this stuff. While I was still around all the US utilities just went to their PR departments and issued 'I'm all right, Jack.' statements. Soon, the Canadians joined in. It was much cheaper.
pps. Absolutely no earthquake doomers on this. They've all moved to Portland. :)