Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Minor quake damage reported in Yuma

The Yuma Sun quotes a local resident as reporting minor damage to his 1940's vintage brick home as a result of today's M=5.8 quake in northern Baja, Mexico. Unreinforced masonry is typically one of the types of construction most vulnerable to seismic shaking.

[right, instrumental intensity of the M5.8 event, showing Yuma in the light to moderate range. Credit, USGS]

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