Why this Christchurch earthquake was so shallow (via LEARN FROM NATURE)


It does not change anything, it does not take away any of the damage, and even though we can not depend on seismologists to predict a new earthquake, maybe this helps in some way that another larger earthquake is not very likely.

I mean we should try and see the positive side of it all as well. Maybe we have had the worst now?

Why this Christchurch earthquake was so shallow February 22, 2011 5:24PM GARY Gibson, Principal Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, explains why the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch today was more destructive than the 7.1 quake that hit the city in September last year. Just how bad is an earthquake of magnitude 6.3? Gibson: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake will occur when an active fault area approximately 15km square ruptures, and one sid … Read More

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