If You Thought You Were Safe From Earthquakes, Then This New Report Has Some Stunning News http://b4in.info/dknV
Do you live in an earthquake danger zone? If you think all of those not living along the West Coast are basically safe, then you may be shocked by a new USGS study.
Approximately half of all Americans are at risk from “damaging earthquakes,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey report.
Among the lower 48, a total of 143 million Americans live in areas that could experience the “big one.” Among that number, a full 28 million live in places with “high potential” for ground shaking and 57 million live in “moderate” hazard zones.
The new USGS study is indicative of a surge in the number of Americans blissfully unaware that they would be affected by an earthquake. A previous report stated that a much lower number — 75 million people in 39 states — were exposed to earthquake risk.
Earthquake study co-author Mark Peterson said the uptick in the number of Americans exposed to earthquakes stems from an increase in population in high-risk areas like California and the addition of new earthquake zones, The Washington Post reported.