U.S. Earthquake Zones

By John Lounsbury

Here is an earthquake risk map of the U.S. from the Daily Mail:

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US Earthquake Zones

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The earthquake map of America: A seismic map shows that living far from the West Coast is no guarantee of safety from earthquakes. The colour-coordinated map shows a high probability of earthquakes along the West Coast – but it also shows an alarming patch of red at the ‘New Madrid fault line straddling Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky, in a dangerous patch that spreads outwards all the way to the South Carolina coast.

Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture.

Update posted 18 March 2011 at 15:19 – An expanded news brief has been posted at GEI News Blog.

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