Thursday, August 25, 2011

Virginia earthquake - fleeing buildings


A bit more fun on this.  They took the elevator to get out.  But there is a problem with fire alarms, and there should be an earthquake override.  I'm thinking they need an automatic system attached to the public address system - "We have experienced a moderate earthquake.  Please stay at your workplace until told to leave." I would set that at a PGV of 1 cm/s, which is what they probably experienced.

Of course, at 10 cm/s, there might just be a 'duck and cover' alarm.  :)

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