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Old 11-25-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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The ramapo fault line is one of the largest faults along the east coast, and is in the NYC area. Scientists say it could cause a major quake at some point. Should NYC metro area be worried??
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Why go that far? There's one running through Harlem and Upper Manhattan.

NY is very vulnerable to even a moderate earthquake, rare as they maybe in this area, because of the aging infrastructure.

Regular folks shouldn't worry because there's nothing they can do about it. It's the politicians and city management that can actually do something about it, such as stricter building codes, emergency planning, etc. that should be concern.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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Why go that far? There's one running through Harlem and Upper Manhattan.

NY is very vulnerable to even a moderate earthquake, rare as they maybe in this area, because of the aging infrastructure.
This isn't news.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Did I say it was?
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:05 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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This isn't news.
Not at all. There's a pretty good map and display at the NY State Museum in Albany about the potential for earthquakes in New York City. It's a matter of when, not if.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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who cares, we will all die.
there will be no chance for us, as depressing as that may sound.
our city wasnt built to with stand earthquakes
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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What type of structures are most vulnerable to earth quakes? Any engineers here?
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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We had an earthquake that was very apparent about 3 years ago. Others which cannot be felt have happened and certainly will again.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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We had an earthquake that was very apparent about 3 years ago. Others which cannot be felt have happened and certainly will again.
That quake didn't originate anywhere near here. It was centered in Virginia.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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It was strong enough to be felt here either way. If I recall correctly, it caused a little damage also.
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