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Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program

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Using the information presented at the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program Web site or the USGS Earthquake Hazards site, prepare a minimum 200-word report describing the potential for earthquake damage both worldwide and at your immediate location.

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The Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program shows the earth in different colors indicating the probability and severity of earthquakes. See http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/gshap/. The colors range from green to yellow to red to indicate increasing peak ground acceleration. But, without additional information, it doesn't really provide you with what you need.

Most of the world's population is currently very vulnerable to earthquake damage. Each year, earthquakes cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage worldwide. These numbers will ...

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