risk management: tip of the week

Your Earthquake Risk

Earthquakes occur without warning and in seconds can cause damage and disruption for thousands of people across a large geographic area. While many people think of the western United States, particularly California, as the hub of the country's seismic activity, earthquakes occur in many areas including the Midwest, New England, and the Southeast.

The intensity of an earthquake depends on many factors such as magnitude, location, soil type, building construction, and other environmental considerations. While some areas of the country and some parts of the world are more prone to earthquakes than others, it is important to understand the risk in your area and the areas where you may travel. The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides a wealth of information and resources to help business owners learn about earthquake risk in a specific state or region.

Visit the USGS website for information about earthquake risks in a specific area.

Information By Region
Interactive Earthquake Map

Next week, we'll discuss the steps you can take to prepare for an earthquake.

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Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO