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Putting down roots in earthquake country-Your handbook for earthquakes in the Central United States

General Information Product 119

Prepared in cooperation with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), the Association of CUSEC State Geologists (Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee), the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
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Abstract

This handbook provides information to residents of the Central United States about the threat of earthquakes in that area, particularly along the New Madrid seismic zone, and explains how to prepare for, survive, and recover from such events. It explains the need for concern about earthquakes for those residents and describes what one can expect during and after an earthquake. Much is known about the threat of earthquakes in the Central United States, including where they are likely to occur and what can be done to reduce losses from future earthquakes, but not enough has been done to prepare for future earthquakes. The handbook describes such preparations that can be taken by individual residents before an earthquake to be safe and protect property.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Putting down roots in earthquake country-Your handbook for earthquakes in the Central United States
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
119
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2011
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
iv, 47 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N