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- Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 01:12:38 EDT
In a message dated 4/19/98 5:36:05 PM, John Nichols wrote: <<The Newcastle Earthquake hit a town of 500,000 with a 5.5 Mag event. It is at that level that the USGS really get serious at Menlo Park with their bulletins. It only killed thirteen interesting enough most of those in an engineered building, but it was one of the largest claims on Insurance funds for the repair of masonry mostly in the last three decades. Newcastle has very few masonry structures over 2 storeys. >> I assume you're talking about (and from) Newcastle upon Tyne. When was that earthquake? I was there a few years ago but wasn't aware of a major eq. there. Thanks. Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E. Richmond, CA, U
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