Is the U.S. Ready for the Next Big Quake?

There are 2 comments on the Popular Mechanics story from Jul 15, 2010, titled Is the U.S. Ready for the Next Big Quake?. In it, Popular Mechanics reports that:

So how would U.S. buildings fare in the next big quake? The answer begins with the U.S. Geological Survey's hazard maps, which gauge the probability and intensity of future earthquakes.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Popular Mechanics.


Warrensburg, MO

#1 Jul 16, 2010
im sorry but this is to funny of a question. the answer is a resounding NO. the reason cause it would cost to much to fix the older buildings. and their is alot of them. when things are done, its done in the name of greed not saving ppl!


#2 Jul 20, 2010
When that happens i really don,t think any kind of building would with stand it.and they had a piece on tv about the yellow stone that will go off in time , would be biggest yet.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

College of Charleston Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Roommate female May 3 Lauren 1
News Same-sex marriage is just the beginning Dec '14 Doctor Doo-little 43
News Charleston conference to discuss need for more ... (Sep '14) Sep '14 rorytmeadows 2
News Earl Grant hired as CofC's new basketball coach (Sep '14) Sep '14 Jocab 1
News S.C. education department out of the loop in wr... (Aug '14) Aug '14 MikeF 4
News Mount Pleasant attorney suspended after arrest ... (Apr '14) Jul '14 Drug Dealers Are ... 2
News CofC tobacco-free policy starts Tuesday (Jul '14) Jul '14 Schmones 1
More from around the web