Tunnel Vision - Subterranean Paradise or Name That Quake.
Merguerian, Charles (2000) Tunnel Vision - Subterranean Paradise or Name That Quake. In: 19th Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty, 27 September 2000, Hofstra University.
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This lecture (delivered as the 19th Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture on September 27, 2000)relates the experiences of the author in his two-year project mapping the structural geology of the Queens Tunnel. The five-mile long tunnel - varying in depth from 690 ft to 760 ft below the surface and extending in a curved path from Maspeth northeast to Woodside and thence to Long Island City - affords a continuous exposure of the subsurface geology of western Queens. The focus of this lecture of the corroborative proof that offset along northwest trending faults is the youngest geological event to affect the metropolitan area. The data forces a reevaluation of the earthquake potential of New York City.
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