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Asia Quake Impacts Virginia Well-Water Levels

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posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 05:53 AM
Looks like the tsunami has some effects here as well. USGS scientists noted that the water levels shot up then went down in repsonce to the geo shifting.

RICHMOND, Va. - The South Asian earthquake that spawned deadly tsunami waves also shifted water levels by at least 3 feet in a geologically sensitive Virginia well some 9,600 miles away from the epicenter, researchers say.


posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 08:54 AM
Well, you learn something new everday---if you're lucky

The Christiansburg well, in the western part of the state, also shows regular, but small, changes caused by tides.

--from your link

I often wondered if freshwater was affected by tides, but this shows that even groundwater is affected.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 02:24 PM
Wow! this is the tread I've been looking for!

Can someone tell me if this large fluctuation in ground water levels (approx. 3 feet, 9000 miles from the epicenter) could lubricate other fault lines, causing them to react.

PS. Hey Sanctum, sorry for the hassle.

[edit on 11-1-2005 by palg1]

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