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Earthquakes in states other than California more common than assumed
Earthquakes in states other than California more common than assumed

When the ground started to shake in Helena, Mont., on Oct. 3, 1935, stunned residents called the local newspaper to ask what had happened. " 'Any report of an earthquake in San Francisco?' an elderly voice queried, apparently believing that Frisco is the distributing point for all quakes in the country," the Helena Independent reported. Other Americans might be forgiven for believing the same thing. But quakes outside California in the Lower 48 are more common than many people probably assume, and in recent years there have been lots of shaking in states better known for blizzards and tornadoes than temblors. Quakes have struck parts of Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia,...

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