Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My folks live about 7 miles from the epicenter of yesterday's earthquake in Virginia.  They're fine, and their house is fine.  But they didn't like it very much!

There's a detailed USGS report, location maps, a science article, and realtime maps (where the picture at right came from).  In this morning's news, I read of some damage in Culpepper and in Washington, D.C., but all-in-all it looks pretty minor.

I sense a new-found level of respect from my East Coast colleagues, especially when it dawns on them that the Virginia quake was quite small compared to some we've had out here...

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