A lot of people think that in America, earthquakes are just a West Coast problem, but the fact is, there are many fault lines across the country that are significant enough to cause major quakes.
- The San Andreas Fault
- The Cascadia Fault
- The New Madrid Seismic Zone ( Has 15 nuclear power stations on it)
- The Hayward Fault
- The Ramapo Fault
- The Puente Hills Fault
ALL of these fault lines have ruptured before, and they will rupture again. In fact, more than half of the continental US could expect a major quake within the next 50 years.
Would you know what to do to survive if you were caught up in the midst of a massive earthquake – the kind that takes down buildings and buckles roads?
What you should do when the ground starts shaking depends a lot on where you are.
You could be on your own for a considerable length of time before rescuers get to you. It’s vital to think clearly and logically, which is not always easy in an emergency situation. That’s why it’s important to think these things through ahead of time – so that you’ve already made many of the necessary decisions well before the first sign of a tremor.