So whatever happened with this big ‘ole Vancouver earthquake that’s supposed to be hitting us? I haven’t heard much in the news recently.
A quake registering 7.3 on the Richter scale was last experienced way back in 1946. A quake of 7.3 is classified as “major” on the Richter scale and can cause serious damage over larger areas. One thing we have to remember is that construction and infrastructure standards have come a long way so I wonder if these scales of magnitude (like Richter or Mercalli) actually take into consideration these new developments? The Richer scale was developed in 1935 and Mercalli in 1902, surely this needs to be updated? Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
I wish a scientist or geologist would comment on this blog because a lot of people have emailed me and asked me about this. Read the other article.