On this week’s 2.5 earthquake in NY and Indian Point Nuke Plant

7 07 2014

‘Micro (sic) Earthquake’ Shakes Putnam County

GARRISON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A “micro earthquake” shook Putnam County on Saturday.

The Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network says a 2.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:46 in a heavily wooded area of Garrison, about 3 miles beneath the Appalachian Trail and a few miles north of Peekskill in Westchester County. . . .

link + map – http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/06/micro-earthquake-shakes-putnam-county/

USGS – 2.5 quake at  Highland Falls, New York

Worst-case recalibration
By Bill Sanderson

When it comes to Indian Point, the calculations of some earthquake scientists are shifting—and they’re not sure if government regulators are keeping up.

Federal regulators in May ordered up “in-depth analyses” of the dangers earthquakes pose to Indian Point and 20 other nuclear sites in the central and eastern United States. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is trying to figure out whether the plants are at greater risk than was thought at the time of their construction. . . .

ya think?

(2013) Fukushima on the Hudson: Could a nuclear accident happen near NYC?

New York’s Indian Point reactors are 40 years old and could threaten millions of people

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