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Did you feel that? USGS releases new earthquake hazard map
Did you feel that? USGS releases new earthquake hazard map

The U.S. Geological Survey released new earthquake hazard maps for the nation on Thursday, expanding seismic risk areas along the East Coast and in California, among other areas. The maps and supporting documentation are used by municipal planners, insurers and emergency response agencies and are intended to help limit damage and loss of life due to earthquakes.  "While all states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 of the 50 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 years -- the typical lifetime of a building," the USGS said in a prepared statement. As in past estimates, the threat of earthquakes is highest...

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