Template:Did you know nominations/1965 Olympia earthquake

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:25, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

1965 Olympia earthquake[edit]

  • Comment: The version before I started working on it was a severe copyvio that I have replaced from scratch - the earlier version that should be used for comparison is here

Created/expanded by Mikenorton (talk). Self nom at 18:05, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Yes, it was a blatant copy, and I believe most US states retain copyright. Enlargement amounts to >8x, which occurred in one day. Nominated on same day.
  • Prose is ~2600 chars
  • Article seems well balanced and neutral.
  • Referenced to reliable sources (strong number of .gov)
Other Suggestions:
  • We can probably change USD in the lead to $ as it is unequivocally in the US (may be nitpicky)
  • Optional second hook could relate to the creation of a seismic monitoring system. Both seem interesting enough, as most earthquakes have aftershocks.
I will continue reviewing later, as it is now 11 EST. Chris857 (talk) 04:07, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
  • References support article content.
  • I did not see any copyvio.
  • Hook is up to spec.
  • You reviewed another article.
Some questions:
  • Source 6 says the earthquake occurred around 7:30 am, but the article says 8:30. Which is correct? Also, 08:30 PDT (15:28 UTC) looks a bit weird as the times are two minutes different.
  • What are the units on the depth in the infobox? And could a ref be attached to it?
Once these are resolved, I will be happy to pass. Chris857 (talk) 15:36, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Dollars fixed per WP:MOSNUM, the two minute difference resolved by rounding the UTC to the nearest minute and matching the PDT (the source says 'about 08:30'). Note that source #6 is using Pacific Standard Time, which is an hour earlier than PDT. Depth units added and a supporting ref. Mikenorton (talk) 17:37, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Everything looks good then. Chris857 (talk) 17:46, 20 January 2012 (UTC)