Boston has one of the largest fault lines in the United States just to the north. Most earthquakes in Boston seem to occur in the night. Usually they aren't that big, not enough to wake me up, but enough for the news to go "Oh wow, we had an earthquake last night." Geographically, Boston is F-*-C-K-E-D if a larger earthquake were to hit here, as is predicted for the sometime within the next 10 years or so. As much of city centre Boston is made of landfill, along the Charles River, a large earthquake will liquify this ground. Although the taller buildings in this area, like the Prudential Center, and Hancock Tower have their foundations dug into the bedrock underneath, it does not do much for the buildings that are not so lucky.
I do want to feel one though, but nothing too bad. Does seem scary to think that 90 seconds can paralyse a city.
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