U.S. earthquakes pose risk to record 140 million Americans

April 22, 2015 9:01 PM

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NEW YORK, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 143 million people in 48 neighbouring states across the United States are at risk from earthquakes, experts said on Wednesday.

As many as 28 million people are likely to experience strong tremors in their lifetime and the value of building losses from earthquakes is estimated at $4.5 billion per year in the long term, the U.S. Geological Service (USGS), California Geological Survey and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management ...

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