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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 27

March 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27: EAST COAST EARTHQUAKE 2011

Profile America – Tuesday, March 27th. Those who watch weather and natural phenomena are keeping a close eye as things unfold this year. 2011 was unique in terms of the range and strength of events, including huge snowfalls, massive tornado outbreaks, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods. The list was topped by a rare East Coast earthquake in August, the first of its magnitude in over a century. The earthquake, centered in Virginia, registered 5.8 on the Richter scale and was felt from Canada to Georgia. Earthquakes happen all the time, most of them so small the public is unaware of them. In 2010, there were more than 8,400 quakes, most of them in the 2 through 3 range on the Richter scale. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: www.usgs.gov
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 389

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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