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    Heh, after more than 50 years in No. California, I long ago I've lost track of the number of quakes I've experienced. The last one, about two years before I moved to Idaho, knocked my mother out of her single bed onto the floor, and emptied every cabinet in my kitchen . Walked onto a floor completely covered with broken glass. my cats were indoor cats, but I didn't see either of them for two days . ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    A 6.2 with the epicenter on the plant itself though, no? Obviously the farther away the less and less powerful the earthquake is.
    Epicenter was five miles from the NPP.

    I'm not crying "the sky is falling", but stuff like this does worry me.

    I'm sure the Japanese living near Fukishima thought it was safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I doubt that US reactors are more closely monitored than Japan's, but all the monitoring in the world won't be worth a thing if a meltdown like Fukushima occurs. I expect that if that should happen, the news will be controlled in the US just as it was in Japan to avoid panic.

    The North Anna NPP is designed to withstand a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Yesterday's was a 5.8. Pretty alarming, if you ask me.
    If they designed it to 6.2, then they used the lateral loads, etc. associated with a 6.2, and then applied factors of safety.
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    Weenies!

    We eat 5.8 quakes for breakfast out here.

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    Heck it didn't even get to 8.0... what you all freakin about

    I long ago stopped feeling anything under a 6.0

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    Damn!!! First a little bitty earthquake and now the ass-end of a hurricane. NYC will be devistated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    +1

    Dude...that is so wrong. And FUNNY AS HELL!!! I almost choked on my pb&j.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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