Friday, March 31, 2006

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April 18 is the 100th anniversary of the "The Great San Francisco Earthquake", which was "estimated at 8.25 on the Richter scale and lasted about one minute. Conservative estimates have put the quake’s death toll at more than 3,000 — with some estimates as high as 6,000 — mostly in the city of San Francisco. Between 225,000 and 300,000 people were left homeless with property damage estimated then at $400 million (about $8.2 billion in today’s dollars)." *

And, April is designated as National Earthquake Preparedness Month. We have gathered information and tips about Earthquake Preparedness for you.

*source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

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