Monday, April 07, 2014

April Is earthquake Preparedness Month

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month. Be Prepared. Earthquakes can occur throughout the United States including the Midwest. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the costs of damage to real estate from earthquakes is approximately $4.4 billion a year. The statistics about earthquake activity recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that the United States experiences over 2000 earthquakes every year. Earthquake preparedness is important for everyone, including residents of St. Louis. Geologists predict that a major earthquake will hit the Midwest before the year 2035. Not all earthquakes cause damage. Some earthquakes pass without being detected by the local residents. Earthquake research organizations such as the St. Louis University Earthquake Center record seismic....Read Entire Article Here... Read Entire Article Here

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