Sunday, September 3, 2017

Is New York due a HUGE earthquake ?

NEW York is in store for a MASSIVE earthquake due to a series of “brittle” fault lines beneath the Big Apple’s surface, according to a leading geologist.

A plethora of fault lines beneath New York have created a “brittle grid” which is ready to rupture, experts have warned.
The northeastern State in the US has been hit by big earthquakes in the past, including a magnitude five tremor in 1884 which devastated buildings.
Experts predict that quakes occur on the US’s most populous city every 150 years or so.
Geologist Dr Charles Merguerian has walked the entirety of Manhattan to study the “brittle grid” and determined that there are many faults running through the city that are almost ready to go, according to author Kathryn Miles in her new book ‘Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake’
Now, Dr Merguerian says that New Yorkers need to brace themselves for the next major tremor.
But, there is no way of predicting when exactly it will be.
He said: “All we can do is look at the record, and the record is that there was a relatively large earthquake here in the city in 1737, and in 1884, and that periodicity is about 150 year heat cycle. "So you have 1737, 1884, 20- and, we’re getting there. But statistics can lie.
“An earthquake could happen any day, or it couldn’t happen for 100 years, and you just don’t know, there’s no way to predict.”
Predictions of the so called ‘Big One’ have been limited to eastern United States with previous research suggesting that California could be in for a devastating 9.0 quake in the future.
But while all the focus is going on the Pacific Ocean-side of the States, Dr Merguerian says that the east is not without its earthquake risks.
He told Ms Miles: “We just have no consciousness towards earthquakes in the eastern United States.
“And that’s a big mistake.”


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