As far as knowing the fail-safe systems, I found the explanations to be persuasive, but I don't remember all of the details. I do have a basis for judgement, but only remember the outcome at this point. Sue me.
That was snark, I guess you missed it. You're gonna fall out of your tree if you keep reaching for thin air...
A bunch of Ameren employees lived in the Red Bud neighborhood. One doesn't have to be an engineer to know and understand the fail-safe systems. So, your belief trumps knowledge and education? Its your life to fret away...
If society breaks down so far that no one is tending to Calloway, then you'll have plenty of time to escape. Everything else is fail-safe protected and often with redundant systems.
No, your neighbors know better than I. I know about earthquakes, in detail. I don't know about Calloway. I know some of you neighbors, they DO know about the fail safe systems. I've asked about them, but don't remember the information in detail.
No, there are not likely to be lots of power lines broken. Bridges that are at risk are much closer to New Madrid. You have to understand the implications for the various zones. The map you are referring to is a map of acceleration, not damage. We get about 10% of the acceleration of gravity. St. Louis could get 350%. You are worried about something you don't understand. Ask some of your neighbors that work at the plant about the various fail-safe systems. They could explain it best.
Then you should have many neighbors who can explain the fail-safe systems to you.
....nor thick layers of soil. Ain't far to bedrock.....
Distance from the epicenter is a factor in earthquake risk prediction. But the effect of shaking is greatly dependent on the type and depth of the quake as well as the soil and rock at the site where you are estimating the risk. In areas of deep soil with shallow water tables, such as the Mississippi River valley, will actually exaggerate the shaking....just like a bowl of jello. Jefferson City is founded on shallow soil overlying hard bedrock. The soil is somewhat thicker at New Madrid, but it overlies hard bedrock too. In each case the consequences of shaking at this distance from a New Madrid earthquake centered on the zones experiencing tremors in recent decades would be rather small. The river bottoms near St. Louis and Memphis would be much different. Add the www and check out this page: showme.net/~fkeller/quake/maps.htm
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