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USGS issues updated quake maps

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Forty-two states “have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 years,” according to the USGS updated National Seismic Hazard Maps, and 16 of those states are at high risk.

Illinois and Missouri (in the New Madrid Seismic Zone) and South Carolina may be in for a shocker:

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h/t National Geographic’s Daily News

 

 

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