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U.S. Raises Threat of a New York Quake

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    This city neither has plans nor the infrastructure. IF there is a quake, there will be no more Manhattan nor major finance companies left here.

    “The tall buildings in Manhattan are not where you should be focusing,” said John Armbruster, a seismologist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. “They resonate with long period waves. They are designed and engineered to ride out an earthquake. Where you should really be worried in New York City is the common brownstone and apartment building and buildings that are poorly maintained.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/n...k-but-risk-to-towers-is-scaled-back.html?_r=0
     

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