Skip to comments.Experts warn NYC could come down like a house of cards if a 5.0 earthquake struck along [tr]
Posted on 04/04/2018 8:24:32 AM PDT by C19fan
New York City could be hit with a $39 billion in damage with 30 million tons of debris clogging the streets if a long-overdue earthquake hit.
The city of 8.5 million people is not thought of as a tremor hot spot, but the five boroughs are riddled with fault lines that could bring dozens of buildings down.
Because the city is so dense and littered with thousands of tall buildings, even a 5.0 magnitude earthquake nearby would cause such damage, experts fear.
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Surely climate change makes this infinitely (if not more) worse.
I guess the only thing for them to do is enter a state of blind panic and start the looting and pillaging... ...right now!
NYC is anchored by very solid rock.
Doubt a 5.0 would cause widespread damage.
I guess the “experts” dont know Manhattan sits on 600 feet of solid granite. And besides what city could take a 5 level quake?
Well, that or a few more years of Dem rule.
A lot of the brick buildings might come down. Brick is very vulnerable to earthquake damage.
>>Surely climate change makes this infinitely (if not more) worse.<<
All that Manhattan fracking.
It isn’t like muslims with airplanes could cause any damage! So long as they call it a “religion” it is hands off, 3,000 Americans be damned.
So would most cities that are built on inactive fault lines. And if large meteor hit most cities, they would be wiped out. As a society we don’t have the money to make every city earthquake or disaster-proof.
Well, I’m no expert, but I’m going out on a limb and declaring: NYC would burn if a hydrogen bomb were dropped on it.
And it would get wet if a tidal wave hit.
“infinitely (if not more) worse”
LOL. I spewed coffee on that.
New York City is in greater danger from a tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake originating along the west side of the Azores than from a local earthquake.
Real dangers are of sufficient concern without imagining potential dangers.
NYC was under a mile of ice int he last ice age.
...Or give massive sums of money to liberal 'advocacy' groups...
Or Los Angeles and San Francisco could fall off into the Pacific Ocean if the earthquakes keep happening.
Oh, and the sky is falling because chicken little said so.
Another iffa, coulda, woulda, shoulda but hasn't happened yet warning from the doomsayers on the Left.
Am I a bad person for wanting sufficient advance notice for this event, to lay in adequate supplies of popcorn and beer ??
I doubt NYC and retrofit the whole city, so it is a ticking time bomb. A 5.2 every hundred years, a 6 or 7 every 670 years or so. While they might weather a 5.2, a 6 or 7 magnitude quake would be incredibly devastating. This would be on par with the big deadly quakes in Bejing and Mexico City.
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