Earthquakes

Woah.

Aftermath of New Zealand earthquake

Sorry, I don’t have a bigger version of that pic – found it here which has a collection of damage photos from the recent 7.1 earthquake in New Zealand.

We do get earthquakes in Oregon, though not with magnitudes like that. Still, as a preventative measure, there are a number of standard operating procedures set up for MAX light rail in the event of an earthquake. This includes following Control’s instructions (naturally), not going under an overpass or onto a bridge until the structural integrity of the surrounding area has been determined, and sweeping the alignment to make sure that nothing like the above picture happened.

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One response to “Earthquakes

  1. Great post again! Awesome picture!

    Just want to add one thing: you might want to explain how the alignment is “swept” after an incident…

    :-)

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