Natural Disasters

U.S. East Coast May Be At Risk of Aftershocks

“The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that surprised the U.S. East Coast with the biggest shake since 1988 may be followed by aftershocks for weeks, scientists said.

A 4.2-magnitude followup struck about six hours after the main temblor yesterday. While serious damage from the aftershocks is unlikely, “you could get a pretty good jolt,” Jack Boatwright, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist in Menlo Park, California, said in a telephone interview. “

Source: U.S. East Coast May Be At Risk of Aftershocks – Bloomberg

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