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- From: Daniel Popp <drp181(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:33:08 -0800 (PST)
You say that "6-point-somethings are pretty common" -- which they are -- "and usually imperceptible" -- which they definitely are not, at least near the epicenter. From the link that Neil Moore posted (http://www.elkodaily.com/articles/2008/02/21/news/breaking_news/break1.txt), it is clear that their was quite a bit of non-structural damage (shelves emptied, etc.) and some structural damage. In October 2005, there was a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the Big Island of Hawaii which shook up the island of Oahu about 100 miles away. Not much structural damage resulted, but it raised a few heartrates (mine included). The power was out island-wide for most of the day.
I think every engineer that does seismic design should have the opportunity to experience an earthquake at least once -- it can definitely bring some perspective to why you're doing what you're doing.
From: Christopher Banbury <cbanbury(--nospam--at)arkengineering.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:38:05 AM
Subject: RE: Earthquake
I was surprised to discover that 6-point-somethings are pretty common and usually imperceptible.
Christopher Banbury, PE
Ark Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 10129, Brooksville , FL 34603
22 North Broad ST, Brooksville , FL 34601
Phone: (352) 754-2424
Fax: (352) 754-2412
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:16 AM
Anyone feel or heard about the 6.3 quake in Wendover , Nevada this morning?
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