Saturday, January 08, 2005

Christiansburg well registers South Asian earthquake

The Richmond paper reports here ("Quake affected water in Va. well," 1/8/05) that the South Asian earthquake caused the water in a Christiansburg well monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey to rise and fall three feet:

"Strong oscillations at a 450-foot-deep well near the Round Meadow Country Club in Christiansburg in western Virginia started about an hour after the magnitude 9 quake struck some 9,600 miles away. Seismic waves travel through the Earth at about 7,400 mph."

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