By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
If your earthquake awareness is mostly that of California, you better think again… You may be surprised to discover that earthquakes happen even where YOU live.
Being prepared for an earthquake is something that many people (outside of obvious earthquake fault zones) don’t think about. You might have a look at the following maps, recently updated by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) which indicate new information on seismic hazards throughout the U.S.
New (2014-JUL) USGS maps extend the risk zones for earthquakes across much more of the country. The maps were updated from new seismic data collected over the past several years as well as improved computational modeling.
A number of regions have a higher potential for bigger earthquakes than previously thought. Among them is much of the eastern U.S.