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Old 08-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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I was just watching HLN and they showed a clip from their sister station, CNN Espanol in Washington, the news guy was about to go on when it hit Washington, you can hear someone say, "Oh crap." The lady on HLN said, "I think "crap" translates in both Spanish and English, right?"

A lady from the USGS explained, "the rocks on the east coast are a better transmitter of energy than the rocks on the west coast. The rocks on the west coast are broken up by faults, whereas on the east coast, they're very much intact, and an intact bell rings more loudly than a cracked bell, and that's why all the big earthquakes along the east coast are felt in very wide areas."
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