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QUAKE SWARM IN LOS ANGELES: COMPUTER REPORTING 25 QUAKES IN HOUR... BIGGEST: 3.7 MAG; 3.0 MAG AFTERSHOCK...
-- pho (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 2001
-- pho (email@example.com), October 28, 2001.
I've been wondering. With all the talk of using nukes against cities... What if terrorists were able to detonate a nuclear device in the San Andreas fault?
-- neil (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 2001.
M3.7 Earthquake Hits Near Inglewood
LOS ANGELES (KFWB/AP) 10.28.01, Updated 1p --
A magnitude-3.7 earthquake shook much of the Los Angeles area Sunday morning. It was followed by a magnitude-3.0 aftershock about two minutes later.
The first quake struck at 8:27 a.m. PST and was centered four miles southeast of Inglewood and nine miles south of the Los Angeles Civic Center, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
By 1pm, there had been 28 apparent aftershocks. Aftershocks of Magnitudes 2.6, 2.8, 2.0, and 2.4 followed within 95 minutes of the mainshock, all in the same area about 4 miles SSE of Inglewood.
There have been no reports of damage or injuries.
-- PHO (email@example.com), October 29, 2001.
This has been looked at and there has not been a good correlation. Even the Nuclear Amchitka, Alaska blast near the Aleutian Trench failed to trigger any seismic activity.
The Nevada Test site underground blasts often had energies exceeding 5M but managed to trigger only 1's and 2's within a few miles.
However, it was a logical idea and many people have considered it.
-- PHO (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2001.