I live in Seattle and in Feb. of 2001 we had a 6.8 quake.....and it lasted for almost a minute...I think it was about 33 miles deep. The apartment
building I live in downtown Seattle is an historical landmark ....and thank goodness the building was renovated and retro fitted in 1996 to withstand
earthquakes. At that time we had very little damage...and downtown Seattle is above the fault line.
My point? Although earthquakes are scarey and not pleasant...a 6.0 quake...is not a quake that should do much damage.
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I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. In just under a year we have experienced a 7.1, two 6.3s and many 5's and even more fours. The 7.1 quake did not
cause as much damage as the two 6.3's. Without a doubt you cannot say that a six is not damaging due to the fact that the location, duration and
geology of the area has not been mentioned. A six can cause damage, look at the before and after pictures of Christchurch before the 22nd of February
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