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Dr. Eric J. Pyle

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Professor

James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
United States

Company Description: James Madison University (JMU), located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, was founded in 1908 as a state school for women. Since its founding in 1908, JMU has grown to...   more
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"So each of these balloons is ...
www.whsv.com, 26 Sept 2014 [cached]
"So each of these balloons is representing a different body of rock, and they're all locked together, I'm gonna turn one of these balloons, and I'm turning it but then I get a little, crack sound and that's the earthquake," said Pyle.
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Dr. Eric Pyle with James Madison University's Geology Department explained the difference in power between the two quakes.
"So I've got two balloons, and if this one is the Mineral quake, at about a 5.8, that would be the sort of energy released. But if I have a 6.0, there's a lot more energy released," explained Pyle.
He said the two-tenths-point difference is roughly double the energy, which can be visibly seen by the differences in damage between Mineral and Napa.
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"So each of these balloons is representing a different body of rock, and they're all locked together, I'm gonna turn one of these balloons, and I'm turning it but then I get a little, crack sound and that's the earthquake," continued Pyle.
Pyle also said that although we are more likely to have weaker earthquakes, the problem lies in the infrastructure on the East Coast.
"There would be impact, particularly since the buildings here are not built like they would be in California, to compensate, to take up some of that energy," said Pyle.
The Rockfish Valley Foundation :: As Big As All Outdoors
www.rockfishvalley.org, 2 May 2012 [cached]
Eric Pyle, professor of geology & environmental science at James Madison University is the trail project sponsor and field geologist. He will talk about our local rocks and demonstrate rock identification and sampling. .
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Because of this project, the Geology Department at JMU, particularly Lynn Fishner and Eric Pyle, are establishing a close relationship with RVF and Nelson County.
About | ASTE
theaste.org, 1 Aug 2014 [cached]
Eric Pyle NSTA Director of Preservice Teacher Ed James Madison University
GSA Publications - Geosphere Editorial Board
www.geosociety.org, 5 May 2014 [cached]
Eric J. Pyle James Madison University
Geological Society of America - Division Officers
rock.geosociety.org, 3 Oct 2011 [cached]
Eric J. Pyle Past Chair
History and Philosophy of Geology
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