Pay a little now, or a lot later

Fact Sheet 169-95



Odds are 2-in-3 that at least one disastrous earthquake will strike the San Francisco Bay Area before 2020. Faced with this threat, corporations and government agencies have stepped up efforts that will reduce future losses by billions of dollars.

Suggested Citation

Bakun, W.H., 1995, Pay a little now, or a lot later (Revised July 1998): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 169–95, 2 p. (Available at

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Pay a little now, or a lot later
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 169-95
DOI 10.3133/fs16995
Edition revised 1998
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park Science Center
Description 2 p.
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