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Unformatted text preview: river o Rising body of magma could be causing quakes o Could also be caused by the reelfoot rift • New England—Theories of quakes o Glacial rebound-crust of earth popping up as a result of weight coming off o Old pluton rising up o Reactivation of rift system o SW/NE regional compression—rocks being squeezed o Very small quakes every other day o When will the big one come? o Last big one in 1755---cape ann, ma About 6.5 scale •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENV 114 taught by Professor Cole during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.
- Spring '08