Thursday, February 17, 2011
I admit it; I'm fascinated by earthquakes. I've experienced only one -- a very small one of short duration, and I hope not to experience a large one -- but the subject fascinates me, just the same.
I live in Jacksonville (see map above). An area about 50 miles north of me has experienced hundreds of small quakes since September of 2010. The news today is that a quake registering 3.8 on the Richter Scale occurred early this morning.
I think the location is too far west of the New Madrid Fault for it to be causing these quake swarms, but one never knows. A serious movement of the New Madrid Fault would cause extensive damage in a radius of several hundred miles, which includes the area in which I live.
Should you be interested, I've included a link to the newspaper report.
As there is no other earth-shaking news, I'll close.
Tomorrow is also a day.