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Landslide Risk in North Carolina

With the recent landslide tragedy in Washington state I think it’s a good time to remind people of the risks here in North Carolina. The risk here is much higher than many people might think. The highest risks are located in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina but there are smaller scale risks even across parts of the piedmont. Read more

South Carolina Earthquake is not as rare as you might think.

Did you feel it? Many did feel last night’s M 4.1 Earthquake near the very small town of Edgefield, SC. It was felt wide and far across the Southeast. Many in the area who aren’t use to Earthquakes can be excused feeling  a bit rattled. It was the biggest quake in SC since a M 3.6 in 2008. Read more

Lowest Point in Mecklenburg Co. is Man Made

Update…. after commenter asked bout the gravel pit near 485 and Nations Ford. I cheked it out and it is indeed the lowest spot at 267′.

So like many who read my blog post on the highest point in Mecklenburg Co. I too was interested in the natural next step. What’s the lowest point? Right away I figured like many it would be along Lake Wylie near the state line. This makes sense since Lake Wylie is still part of the Catawba river and it flows down hill towards the Atlantic Ocean. So naturally it should be the lowest point in the county.  Well it is if you want just the “natural” low spot of 528’ above sea level.

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Oklahoma Earthquakes aren’t that unusual.

With the recent series of earthquakes in Oklahoma people keep asking, What’s going on? Well the USGS has put together a great blog post on the subject below.

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Earthquake Information

Here’s the way the Tsunami propagated across the Pacific.

 

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tsunamijapan quake

Great explainer video!

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