Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake, US East Cost, Map Centered at 37°N, 75°W

USGS: Map Centered at 37°N, 75°W

East Coast earthquake causes shutdown of Virginia nuclear plant

magnitude-5.8 earthquake shut down the North Anna nuclear plant roughly 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va., not far from the quake’s epicenter.

That nuclear power plant is designed to withstand 6.2 magnitude quake... too close for comfort...