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How Prepared are You for the Next Earthquake?

It is easy to predict hurricanes and rainstorms. The same is true for volcanic eruptions. Even hail or snow storms can be forecasted. These forecasts are essential for our safety. It helps us prepare for any disaster.  However, some disasters even harder to detect and predict, making it hard for us to prepare for them […]

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Half a Million Virginians in Earthquake Drill

Roughly 600,000 residents of Virginia participated in an earthquake drill yesterday – one that spanned many states. You wouldn’t think of Virginia as a place where earthquake drills – or even earthquake insurance – was necessary, but this is the same area hit by a 5.8 magnitude quake on August 23, 2011. That quake, centered […]

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US Tsunami Damage Exceeds $50 Million, Estimates Say

While the United States did not see anything close to the damage that continues to worsen in Japan, but estimates say that tsunami waves that followed Friday’s earthquake have caused more than $50 million in damage in the western part of the country. Governor Neil Abercrombie, in Hawaii, issued an emergency proclamation that will allow […]

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