June 2nd, 2011
An earthquake rumbled parts of the City of Philadelphia, PA, a few days ago. The quake measured 1.9 on the seismic Richter scale, according to news sources and the US Geological Survey. It was the second reported quake in the greater Phila. Area this month. No injuries and only minor damage was reported as a result of the latest quake.
I take this opportunity to reiterate my long-standing position in support of constructing buildings in accordance with earthquake building codes/specifications everywhere in the U.S. Nation.
Earthquake caused boom in N.E. Philly
Mystery Boom Caused by Earthquake: USGS
Earthquake Off Long Island, New York. Build to Earthquake Building Code Specifications Everywhere in U.S.!!
Another previous blog on this subject:
Richter magnitude scale