Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tips for riding out an earthquake

You may have recently received an e-mail from Sen. Barbara Boxer about the probability of an earthquake occurring in California.
The information was complied by the U.S. Geological Survey. Because of new scientific capabilities, the USGS now feels pretty confident in its ability to predict earthquakes. They say there is a 99 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake or larger occurring in California in the next 30 years. Importantly, it also provides clues as to which regions in our state are more likely to experience a major earthquake.
The full report with detailed, four-color maps can be read online at Boxer's Web site,

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