Science and Technology : 5 Major Fault (s) In The US Versus The World Seismic Map

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    All 5 are real and all have the hidden potential to cause great damage once activated.








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    1. New Madrid Fault - This fault line affects states that range from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee and is themost active. It is 5,500 square miles. The movement is lateral
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    Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee


    2. Ramapo Fault - This fault line span 187 miles betweenthe Appalacian Mountains and the Piedmont area. Earthquakes in this region would have fatal effects on New Jersey, [​IMG]


    3. Ridgefield Fault - formed about 250 million years ago this fault has the potential wreck severe havoc on Connecticut
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    4. Denali Fault - This fault's motion in Alaska is right lateral and ranges about 600 miles.
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    5. San Andreas Fault - This fault is divided into 3 sections that provide horizontal motion. It spans about 810 miles. It is the epicenter of major quakes that strike California from time to time.
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