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Checking Airports After Minor Earthquakes  
User currently offlineJulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

A destination I fly to regularly is suffering a lot from minor earthquakes, that is where you notice it but it is not particularly damaging. It brings me to ask when these occur what are the protocols for checking out the runway for damage? I assume that minor tremors will not necessarily show visible damage on the surface of the runway but there may be underlying damage that would show up when an aircraft lands, which is not what you want - anybody know what happens about checking/systems?

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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Ground penetrating radar can be used to look for voids under runways.

What was the earthquake magnitude? Is the runway built on landfill?

User currently offlineJulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Earthquake magnitude varied between 3.8 and 4.5 - don't know what runway was built on - this is Zakynthos (LGZA) on the greek islands, nearly every day for the past few weeks they have been getting rumbles and people are expecting a big one possibly soon.

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