Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Government Study Shows Disastrous Shake Imminent

New scientists recommends Southern Californians prepare for higher home insurance in the wake of a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study showing a better than even chance the area will be rocked by at least a 6.7 magnitude quake by 2037. The chances of a catastrophic 7.5-or-greater is 46 percent. For San Francisco, there’s a 63 percent chance a 6.7-or-harder earthquake will strike in the next 20 years.

The first-of-its-kind, three-year study is being called “the most comprehensive earthquake forecast ever for the state of California” by the USGS.

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