Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WSJ-It's "the Big One"...SoCal Prepares for Huge Earthquake

The Wall Street Journal reported today on plans for the Great Southern California ShakeOut...a huge preparedness drill in the LA area staged by the USGS and sponsors like the Home Depot and State Farm Insurance. Accompanying the article is an interactive map that is a history of some of the more major earthquakes in California. Be sure to click on the "Maps" tab of the WSJ article and don't miss the second map which shows the zones of the greatest earthquake hazards. The image at right is a hazard zone map prepared by the USGS. It is similar to the one shown by the WSJ.

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