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Uh, the northeastern part of the US is not exactly a safe haven. There have been plenty of earthquakes in the area, and many of the buildings are unreinforced masonry. All those big old mill buildings are going to just fall down one of these days...

http://www.nesec.org/hazards/Earthquakes.cfm#history

by asdf on Wed Feb 27th, 2008 at 09:19:18 PM EST
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Okay, fair enough, although I don't live in New England.  It's not really a fair comparison on the preparedness of buildings in New England and Cal, though.  I assume the buildings in New England are generally a good bit older than those in California, and they're not accustomed to large earthquakes like folks out West.

Bit scary seeing those maps on the geology of the New York area.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Feb 29th, 2008 at 08:30:02 AM EST
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