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Quakes pack more punch in eastern than in central United States

18 Aug 2017, EOS

Earthquakes are more severe in the eastern United States and Canada than in the central United States, a new study shows. The recognition of this difference is expected to influence future hazard prediction maps, by separating the two regions, and the construction of earthquake-safe structures.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Public Safety Canada (PS)
  • Website: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/
  • Contact:Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch
  • Phone:613-993-4325


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  • HFA Focal Point:
    Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+1 613 992 2022 +1 613 862 5203
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