Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LA Times graphic underestimates San Bruno impact radius.

LA Times underestimates San Bruno Blast Zone. 

This graphic was part of a recent feature on San Bruno in the LA Times:


Yet page 19 of the NTSB report shows the actual data.

So this begs a couple of questions:

  1. What did LA Times use as a data source for their graph if it wasn't the NTSB report?
  2. Why would the underestimate the Impact Radius of San Bruno by nearly 1/2?
Here is an animation showing how far off the LA Times was.
(The added black dots were used for alignment purposes between the two maps). 

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