Make no mistake: earthquakes are scary. Earthquakes are dangerous. And there have been a lot of them lately. In addition to the one felt all along the East Coast that struck Mineral, VA, on August 23rd, there was a second one in Colorado with a magnitude of 5.3, and a third one with a magnitude of 2.9 four days later in upstate New York.
Needless to say, this has a lot of people on the East Coast terrified, especially since Irene struck a week later, and aftershocks of the Mineral quake were being felt for a while after. But they shouldn’t be scared: here’s why. [Read more…]