July 24, 2014 New USGS Map Shows Most of U.S. at Higher Risk for Earthquakes!

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday released a new report containing updated U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps of earthquake risk for the next five decades. The new maps SHOW that at least a portion of 42 states in the U.S. are at risk of experiencing an earthquake and many areas are now at a higher risk than previously thought. The maps depict the predictions of geologists as to how often and where earthquakes may occur as well as how strong the tremors might be.