August 23rd, 2011
A few hours ago, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Washington DC area and much of the eastern United States. The quake sent people fleeing onto the streets from homes, businesses, and government buildings alike. Family and friends of this blogger report readily sensing the significant/violent “shake rattle and roll” of the quake throughout the northeastern portion of the U.S – from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area through New York City and Long Island and even as far north as the greater Boston region and out to Ohio as well. The quake maintained a reported epicenter located approximately in the middle of the State of Virginia.
As I have long been blogging:
THE TIME HAS LONG SINCE PASSED WHEN ALL THE BUILDINGS IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE BUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH EARTHQUAKE BUILDING AND SAFETY CODES!!
Maybe this message eventually will be heard by someone?
Adam Trotter, P.E. / AVT
Earthquake rattles Washington area
Build to Earthquake Building Codes in U.S., Regardless of Location