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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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  • Clyde K.
    11/28/2019 22:36

    I know. Stay save everyone.

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    11/26/2019 03:52

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  • Aian X.
    11/24/2019 12:24

    Dona Das Well,should visit sooner

  • Solikhati
    11/22/2019 07:36

    Izin share🙏🙏😱

  • Sabina S.
    11/17/2019 02:31

    I have relatives and friends living in the USA. Grand-daughter in San Fran, Cali - on the Andreas Fault. It does concern me. When I leave from my front gate, I can see the Tungurahua Volcano in the distance. It does not seem to matter where we are, something is always a present danger.

  • Janelle S.
    11/15/2019 00:07

    End is near

  • Alain W.
    11/14/2019 19:53

    Si Yellowstone rentre en Ă©ruption c'est la fin de l'humanitĂ©.đŸ€”

  • Lanny L.
    11/13/2019 00:32

    Truly the end of the earth is very near, it's fast approaching

  • Steve R.
    11/11/2019 00:44

    In California, they like to build nuclear power plants on fault lines.😠

  • ΕΞΔλÎČÎŻÎœÎ± Μ.
    11/09/2019 07:46

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  • Raymond I.
    11/08/2019 16:08

    Volcano and water what a good Union.

  • Pani J.
    11/07/2019 21:23

    😳

  • Gary N.
    11/07/2019 10:28

    was in a 7.8 here... you won't be so smug when one hits good luck u'll need

  • Guy M.
    11/07/2019 01:22

    I wake every morning to a view of a live volcano- Whakaari, in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. It's stunningly beautiful.

  • Kh H.
    11/06/2019 11:17

    ....

  • Andrew H.
    11/06/2019 10:17

    i have eternity people im over partys and crap sorry so i dont hafto live life like its my last

  • Eva L.
    11/06/2019 06:50

    I don't understand this choice of 'information'. What good does it do? What can the worried type of person do? Waste of time to watch. Waste of time end energy for Brut nature to make.

  • Ne R.
    11/06/2019 03:54

    what awaits is written...let us all pray...prepare&hold on...🙏

  • James S.
    11/05/2019 23:57

    Yawn...people been hearing what ifs for decades. The best known tactic for fear porn to control the masses...what if...10 things that COULD happen etc etc

  • Christiane J.
    11/05/2019 16:48

    Les catastrophes deviienent le quotidien on ne sais seulement pas qui est le prochain