Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake in NYC

Today -- at around mid-day eastern time -- an earthquake, hitting an estimated 5.9 on the Richter Scale -- and centered in Virginia, could be felt at least as far south as NC & as far north as Rochester.  Airports in NYC were closed at least temporarily; and tremors were felt for at least 10 seconds in some parts.  Reports of the tremors are verified in Baltimore, Philly & NYC...

Here's an article about the potential for earthquakes in NYC:

Could an earthquake hit New York City? History says yes, but not like 9.0 magnitude Japan earthquake

Could a major earthquake shake the Big Apple to its core?
If the past is any indication, the answer is yes, says John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Based on historical precedent, Armbruster says the New York City metro area is susceptible to an earthquake of at least a magnitude of 5.0 once a century.

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