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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
We got incoming at about 6:08 UTC.
Originally posted by sheeplemama_awakening
reply to post by crazydaisy
I'm on the new madrid. I remembered that they came out with research findings earlier this year about these little ones being aftershocks. Here's the link to that article
For all its lethal, concrete-crumbling power, the Haiti earthquake this month was no bigger — and probably a good bit smaller — than the seismic shocks that convulsed the New Madrid fault zone not once or twice, but three times during a ghastly winter nearly 200 years ago.
1811-12 shocks, which were estimated to have magnitudes of up to 7.8
A 2008 study by the Illinois-based Mid-America Earthquake Center projected the effects that a magnitude 7.7 quake would have on the New Madrid region today. It found that Tennessee would experience the greatest losses, with more than 63,000 people killed or injured, 260,000 others displaced, and economic damages exceeding $56 billion.
Unlike Haiti, where a lack of building codes was a major factor in the catastrophic damage and the estimated 200,000 deaths, Memphis and Shelby County have had seismic construction standards in place for nearly two decades.
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile last month killed 700 people and caused damages of nearly US$30bn (€21.7bn), the government said today.
The maps presented herein represent our best estimate of the ground
motion hazard for Memphis. (We leave the choice of risk level and policy setting to
others.) The Memphis hazard maps incorporate state-of-the-art science, our current
understanding, and our knowledge of both what we know and don’t know. Future
improvements in our knowledge and understanding will certainly improve our estimates
and reduce the overall uncertainty. We conclude on a cautionary note, emphasizing that
the Memphis maps are regional in nature and not site-specific. They should not be
directly used in a site-specific analysis and structural design, but rather only as guidance
as to what can be generally expected.
Originally posted by PuterMan
and that quake was 13 x bigger and 45 x stronger, yet the US with it's building codes will suffer 63,000 deaths (62,300 more than Chile) and almost twice the cost in damages?
That is just sheer scaremongering.edit on 10/10/2010 by PuterMan because: Added source