Low flying planes in Louisa and Goochland to survey faults

Posted at 11:47 PM, Jul 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-09 23:47:48-04

If you live in Louisa, Goochland and Fluvanna counties you may notice a low-flying plane over the next 11 days.

The planes are flying low as scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map the underground faults responsible for the region’s Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake—was among the largest ever to occur along the eastern seaboard.

The flights will begin as early as July 10 and last until July 20, depending on weather.

On occasion the plane will have to fly as low as 400 feet. The flight surveys will hopefully provide seismologists more accurate information about the underground geologic features in the region.