Evaluation of hypotheses for the cause of the 1886 Charleston earthquake

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Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Washington, DC
Earthquakes -- South Carolina -- Charleston., Geological modeling., South Carolina -- Seismicity., Southern States -- Seismi
Statementprepared by R.M. White, L.T. Long.
ContributionsLong, L. T., U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Division of Engineering., Law Environmental, Inc., Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Physical Object
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Evaluation of hypotheses for the cause of the Charleston earthquake. Washington, DC: Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

A descriptive narrative of the earthquake of Aug Prepared expressly for the City Year Book, Author McKinley, Carlyle, In late AugustCharleston, S.C., was in the grip of a heat wave. It was so hot during the day that many offices were closed and events were postponed until later in the evening when temperatures had cooled.

So, when powerful Evaluation of hypotheses for the cause of the 1886 Charleston earthquake book waves rippled across the city at p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31,people were sent scrambling not just out of homes, theaters and the opera house, but. societal aspects of the Charleston earthquake.

2) To identify what is known about the Charleston earthquake in the context of eastern seismicity. 3) To recommend specific actions concerning future research, earthquake- resistant-design of buildings and critical facilities, and earthquake by: 6.

Abstract. This book presents the papers given at a conference on seismicity and the seismic effects of earthquakes. Topics considered include risk assessment, tectonics, the Charleston earthquake, fault zones, recurrence rates, probability estimates, US NRC studies, magnetotelluric surveys, seismic hazards, computerized simulation, ground motion, stochastic models, fuzzy sets, building.

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Speculation on the Causes of Continuing Seismicity Near. A review of recent research on the seismotectonics of the Southeastern seaboard and an evaluation of hypotheses on the source of the Charleston, South Carolina, earthquake. NUREG/CR 1.

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Movement in narrow zones along plate boundaries causes most earthquakes. Most seismic activity occurs at three types of plate boundaries—divergent, convergent, and transform. As the plates move past each other, they sometimes get caught and pressure builds up. The Charleston, SC, earthquake of (M = ) is the largest earthquake to occur on the Eastern Seaboard during historic times.

No strong motions from the event were recorded and no causative fault was identified. Following the earthquake, accounts of widespread liquefaction and heavy structural damage were documented.

Scientists scrutinized records of several examples of historic natural earthquakes that had occurred during the past years in the central and eastern U.S., including a magnitude event in near Charleston, S.C., and the series of shocks of about magnitude that struck in –12 near New Madrid, Mo.

Earthquakes in eastern North. The Cause of the Charleston Earthquake. —The theories of the causes of earthquakes are almost as various as the phenomena themselves; and it is the general opinion of those who have most carefully studied the subject that no single cause is competent to account for all that occur.

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After the Charleston Earthquake ofWiggins announced that a more powerful disaster would occur at 2 p.m. on September 29; believers in North America panicked, quit work, and dressed in "ascension robes and waited for the end of the world.

Wiggins theorized that "Earthquakes are caused by the shifting of the earth's centre of gravity.

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The Imperial Valley earthquake occurred at Pacific Daylight Time ( UTC) on 15 October just south of the Mexico–United States affected Imperial Valley in Southern California and Mexicali Valley in northern Baja earthquake had a relatively shallow hypocenter and caused property damage in the United States estimated at US$30 million.

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It's happened before. Charleston to Savannah and in The danger to the area is liquefaction.

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Links to Real-Time Earthquake Data. Latest Earthquake Info -- California. List of Recent Earthquakes for California-Nevada or Mirror Site-- showing seismic activity in the past week; Map of Recent Earthquakes for California-Nevada or Mirror Site-- showing seismic activity in the past week; Note: if the data on one server is more than 5 minutes old, try the mirror site, as it may have more.The following earthquake precursors are prime examples that have wasted resources and spawned many false hypotheses: strange animal behaviors, changing water levels in wells, emissions of radon gas from the ground, changes in the velocity of certain seismic waves, ground uplift and tilt, a sharp increase in the number of tiny earthquakes, and.Comments on some earthquake dates and the felt data: – The Antioch earthquake was felt in Iran (Sieberg, ).

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