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Dr. Eric Pyle J.

Professor

James Madison University

Direct Phone: (540) ***-****       

Email: p***@***.edu

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 today's coeducational comprehensive public university with an enrollment of approximately 16,0... more

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Employment History

Director of GSMS
West Virginia University

Affiliations

Board Member
The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition

Board Member
Association for Science Teacher Education

Chair of the Special Education Advisory Board
National Science Teachers Association

Education

PhD

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The Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition

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Eric Pyle James Madison University Associate Professor, Department of Geology & Enviromental Sciences


"So each of these balloons is ...

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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," 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 Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition

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Eric Pyle James Madison University Associate Professor, Department of Geology & Enviromental Sciences


The Geology of Virginia course will ...

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The Geology of Virginia course will be offered July 7-11 plus 21-25 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg with Eric Pyle, professor of geology and environmental science at JMU, and Lynn Fichter, professor of geology at JMU.


The Geology of Virginia course will ...

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The Geology of Virginia course will be offered July 7-11 plus 21-25 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg with Eric Pyle, professor of geology and environmental science at JMU, and Lynn Fichter, professor of geology at JMU.

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