Sunday, December 11, 2011

Standard observations cause Kashmir earthquake panic


This has been quite interesting -- a large number of sensational articles (from India) scaring everybody to death.  Much worse than me about Toronto!

And the whole thing was just an arcane discussion on the maximum magnitude for the region.  Is it an 8 or a 9?  Probably makes no diff whatsoever for anybody living there.  These things do make a difference for tsunami height, but not much on local effects.  It's just that the damage zone is so much bigger.  Doesn't even change the odds that it will happen tomorrow.

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