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DC shaken not stired

Discussion in 'Residential Seismic' started by mdiasteve, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. mdiasteve

    mdiasteve Member

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    How was the big shake down Peach??
     
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    pwood Platinum Member

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    i heard on the radio this morning that it was a 3.2! flatulence in california!
     
  3. Gene Boecker

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    Well, it's about the only way to shake things up in Washington!
     
  4. mark handler

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    Not strong enough, we need a "big" one. like an eight to ten.
     
  5. peach

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    didn't feel it.. heard it... sounded like a big truck or plane... for kind of a long time.. hubby asked "what was that?".. I replied earthquake? thinking I was kidding... it knocked over some code books in the office... one of the other building tenants thought Metro had derailed (again)... we're very near the station that was closed for several days last summer.
     
  6. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    What seismic zone are you down there?
     
  7. peach

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    close to none... DC is mostly landfill surrounded by some stable high ground.
     
  8. Mark K

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    Strictly speaking zones are no longer used in the IBC or IRC. Rather the code provisions are tied to the Seismic Design Category which is a function of the certain mapped accelerations, local soil conditions, and the occupancy category.
     
  9. peach

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    under 2006.. A
     

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