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RE: The Hector Mine Earthquake, 10/16/1999

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I have a question that maybe someone could help me with.  I work at a plant
in Louisiana.  Approx. 2 hours after the Hector earthquake, we registered
sloshing in two of our larger water tanks.  None of our seismic
instrumentation registered anything at that time, and it was properly
working.  We have checked in our area (heavily industrialized), and there
were no reports to the sheriff of any explosions, etc.  

Is it possible that these large tanks of water could have "registered" some
of the vibrations from the Hector earthquake?

It does not seem likely, but I am being pestered with questions from our
operators, and I really don't know what to tell them.

Thanks,

Greg Ferguson


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From: sasquake [mailto:sasquake(--nospam--at)uswest.net]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 8:22 PM
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Subject: The Hector Mine Earthquake, 10/16/1999