Manhattan Fault Line
One of my New Year’s blogolutions was to clear out my to-blog folder, and bring closure to my unfinished drafts by simply posting them as-is. This is one of those drafts. Disorganized paragraphs, unfinished sentences, and general incoherence enhance the natural character and beauty of a half-written blog post and should not be considered flaws or defects.
Draft date: August 15, 2008
At about 2 in the morning on Saturday night, I was wandering back to the hotel when I found myself chatting with someone on the street. I have no idea how the conversation got onto earthquakes, but it did, and this woman told me about a fault line that runs through Manhattan and goes off “every 150 years”.
I was skeptical. The Eastern United States has a long and complex geological history that has left the place riddled with old fault lines, and while I didn’t have specific information about Manhattan geology, it
For one thing, faults don’t go off like clockwork.
This may be due to Steve Wynn (video with bonus nostril views!):