Federal report: Strong earthquake certain to hit California in the next 30 years

March 10, 2015 7:42 PM

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Federal report: Strong earthquake certain to hit California in the next 30 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says California faces a greater than 99 percent chance of being rocked by a strong earthquake in the next 30 years.

The report Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey found that the odds of a magnitude-6.7 quake similar in size to the 1994 Northridge disaster was higher in Northern California than Southern California — 95 percent versus 93 percent.

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