Virginia Earthquake

In case you haven’t heard a 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia just outside of Richmond. I felt it in Durham, NC and Kevin felt it out on the coast.  Reports from Twitter indicate it was also felt up in Boston.  If you felt it, you can log into the USGS website and report your local conditions.  A great use of citizen scientists to collect data that will be of great utility to the USGS.  The above map displays 612 responses so far that begin to indicate how the earthquake dissipated.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

One comment on “Virginia Earthquake
  1. Seems to have knocked reports of last night’s So. Colorado shake out of the news..

    It was pretty scary here in DC. Those of us who have visited Mineral VA (epicenter) were glad to learn that the nearby nuclear power plamt on Lake Anna switched to back-up generators without any reported hiches.

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