Michigan Feels Far-Away Earthquakes – Better Than Other States
I had never heard this fact before, but after the Canadian earthquake last week, which was relatively small, but felt in a wide area of eastern Michigan, some people questioned, "why?". According to an article on MLive.com, Michigan (and the area around the Great Lakes) feels earthquakes that happen farther away, more than most states, including most western states. The reason? Scientists say we're just dense.
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The U.S. Geological Survey says rock layers out west are younger and and have more fault lines running through them, which absorb a lot of the energy produced during an earthquake. I guess the bad news would be - if we ever had a large earthquake, it would be more intense.
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