Talking 'bout shakin & quakin (was Re: Storage of computer and parts in the residential area)

From: Brian Chase <>
Date: Mon Jun 11 15:20:17 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Vance Dereksen wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, John Lawson wrote:

> > IIRC, the largest US quake (of which we have reliable evidence) in the
> > last 150 years was on the New Madrid fault in (I think) Tennessee, which
> > changed the course of the Ohio River. It was approaching a 9.0 R.

> I believe the New Madrid fault is in Missouri.

It actually cuts across of number of states which include Tennessee and
Missouri. Mind you, it's not as big as the fault systems out in the
western United States.

I don't know if it was associated with the New Madrid fault, but sometime
in the summer of either 1988 or 1989, I can remember feeling an earthquake
in Northern Indiana. It was during the day, and I happened to be reading
on my bed on the seconrd story of our home. It wasn't very strong quake,
but enough to give a quick uneasy jolt that lasted a second or two. I'm
not sure where the epicenter was located.

ObClassicCmp: What sort of computer systems have the US Geological Survery
used historical to monitor earthquake activity?

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