To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Children cause earthquake in giant jump
From: "Jones, Mark A." <Mark.A.Jones(--nospam--at)jacobs.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 11:03:25 -0400
Always the curious, I checked what kind of readings they got. Hmm,
according to the NEIC, NOTHING. According to the article, they expected a
magnitude 3 response. Nigel Pain, director of Science Year said it was
supposed to be "...something like a hundredth of a serious earthquake".
IIRC, the earthquake scale is logarithmic. So, a "serious earthquake" in
Britain would be 5??? Having been through several 5's, I would not consider
that to be a serious earthquake.
This is what we get when we let politicians and reporters fool with science.
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