Keep Clam! (Earthquake simulation on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct)

Oddly my first thought upon watching this is: Who wants to meet me down at Ivar’s for some clams?

My second thought is: Let’s see the simulation of the proposed tunnel filling up with seawater during a similar event.

(hat tip to my neighbor Bill Gilliam for the link)

2 thoughts on “Keep Clam! (Earthquake simulation on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct)”

  1. Excellent animation! As a USGS’er, I am surrounded by eggheads who study this stuff daily, and they impart wisdom in me that otherwise I might not get in my lowly machinist’s position.

    I try to stay up with things such as this and they remind me: I’ll take our occasional ‘blue norther’ blizzard and the less-frequent tornado than deal with a major earthquake zone!

    Thanks, CG and Bill Gilliam, for posting this!

  2. If, as this simulation depicts, we only lose the viaduct and waterfront buildings, why the fuss. All of the other buildings in this simulation survive just fine. 🙂

    Seriously, thanks for sharing. This was definitely worth watching.

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