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4 Disaster-Prone Regions in the U.S.

Live each day like it's your last — because you never know when you could face a natural disaster. 😬

Disasters Waiting to Happen in the U.S.

It's not that the weather reports have it in for you. It's just a question of location, probability, time of year, and lots of other things that factor into the chances of some catastrophe transpiring. We took a look at four terrifying disasters in the U.S. just waiting to happen.

Underneath 125th Street in New York is a fault line which saw a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in 1737. If a 7.0 magnitude quake struck, 6,000 buildings could collapse, causing millions in property damage and destroy much of lower Manhattan according to the NYCEM.

San Andreas fault line, an earthquake hotspot that’s already seen 4 recorded high magnitude quakes — including the 1906 magnitude 7.9 quake that killed 3,000. The chance of a 6.7 or higher earthquake hitting the Bay Area by 2030, stands at 70%. 2 million people would be at risk based on data from the County of San Francisco.

The Eastern Seaboard could be subject to an unprecedented tidal wave. If the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma erupts and collapses into the Atlantic Ocean, rock displacement could generate a tsunami capable of reaching North America in 6 hours according to the University of California. Fortunately, these are based on the most extreme prediction models.

For Americans, the largest Super Volcano on Earth is beneath one of our major attractions. Despite its last eruption occurring 664,000 years ago, a super-eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera could bury the surrounding Rocky Mountains in 3 feet of ash, affecting millions immediately and could have catastrophic effects for the global climate based on information from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The odds of Yellowstone erupting in any given year are only .00014 percent according to the Department of the Interior.

These 5 U.S. regions could soon see a catastrophic disaster in the near future.

Brut.

07/12/2019 11:57 AM
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89 comments

  • Kyle E.
    07/12/2019 12:04

    Cool video 👍🏾

  • Sumon H.
    07/12/2019 12:22

  • Soren J.
    07/12/2019 13:08

    Well thanks brut for ruining my morning!

  • Brut
    07/12/2019 15:11

    According to this study, by 2050 the U.S. will experience an increase in heatwaves, droughts and other natural disasters.

  • Shannen M.
    07/12/2019 16:33

    3 is the one I keep telling you about!!

  • Hou E.
    07/13/2019 19:03

    Aghisar rabi

  • Saurav K.
    07/15/2019 18:50

    😔😔

  • Nishtiman H.
    07/15/2019 19:20

    Being a live is a disaster.

  • Natacha S.
    07/15/2019 21:54

    Hmm enfin

  • Aída V.
    07/15/2019 23:09

    All over the world now ...they are unstable to the catastrophes...😯😢

  • Denise M.
    07/16/2019 18:34

    I know first hand. It's no picnic

  • اشرف م.
    07/17/2019 21:26

    سبحان الله العظيم الحمدلله

  • Zaini J.
    07/17/2019 23:18

    .

  • မေဌး ၾ.
    07/18/2019 04:32

    ok

  • Calistus W.
    07/18/2019 04:39

    Why u get for frighten people with ur predictions? Go find place sleep massa. U no be God.

  • Ali K.
    07/18/2019 04:55

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1325072580981405&id=264356107053063

  • Alfred S.
    07/18/2019 09:49

    Haha I think that the pridiction is true because we don't know how to control the nature

  • Franklyn A.
    07/18/2019 11:32

    Allow us to live our lives without having fear of dying one day from a disaster, be it man made or natural

  • Libaaxyo G.
    07/18/2019 13:46

    Hope it will not happen I.A

  • MD R.
    07/18/2019 13:58

    Gwks