2/23/12

Avoiding Earthquakes in America

Did you know that the best areas to build are most probably the least occupied areas of the United States? Especially if you have a fear of earthquakes.

The map at the link below shows that it is the least occupied areas of the United State that are in the least danger of suffering a serious earthquake.

Seismic Building Zone Map of the United States:

seismic building zone map of the United States

"For the most current and accurate information consult your local building department. As a general rule -- newer construction is more likely it is to withstand an earthquake. The reason for this is that building codes have become stricter as time has past. We now have a better idea of what works."


                                  

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