Latest Earthquake Preparedness Salt Lake City Stories
The terribly destructive earthquake that just hit Christchurch, New Zealand, was only a moderate 6.3 magnitude, but had certain characteristics that offer an important lesson to cities up and down the West Coast of North America that face similar risks, experts say.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of Californians have taken initial steps toward earthquake preparedness but more than 60 percent of Californians have not done enough to make their homes safer and guard their personal finances in preparation for an inevitable, large-scale earthquake, according to a recent California Earthquake Preparedness Survey.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.
The federal government will spend $29.4 million to upgrade the nation's earthquake detection equipment, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday. The economic stimulus money will go to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A government report said on Thursday that people in a vast seismic zone in the southern and midwestern United States would face catastrophic damage if a major earthquake struck in the area.
The San Francisco Bay region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake in the next 20 years, and a roughly 1 percent chance of such an earthquake each year, according to the "Virtual California" computer simulation.