Even if we throw the oil company apologists a bone, a New Madrid fault line mega-earthquake is still a very real possibility.
4 Apocalyptic Scenarios You’d Probably Survive

#4. An Earthquake in the Midwest
A FEMA report from 2009 states that approximately 650 people would be killed in the event of a 7.7-magnitude quake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. … So, that part is great. Chances are you’ll live through a New Madrid quake if one happens while you’re around. Whether you’d want to, though, is another story. As I mentioned before, death totals would be relatively small. Damage estimates are a different story. For the eight states that would be most impacted, the total damage is nearly $300 billion. That includes 715,000 buildings, which, considering this is the Midwest we’re talking about, has to be just about all of them.

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Even if we throw the oil company apologists a bone, a New Madrid fault line mega-earthquake is still a very real possibility.

4 Apocalyptic Scenarios You’d Probably Survive

#4. An Earthquake in the Midwest

A FEMA report from 2009 states that approximately 650 people would be killed in the event of a 7.7-magnitude quake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. … So, that part is great. Chances are you’ll live through a New Madrid quake if one happens while you’re around. Whether you’d want to, though, is another story. As I mentioned before, death totals would be relatively small. Damage estimates are a different story. For the eight states that would be most impacted, the total damage is nearly $300 billion. That includes 715,000 buildings, which, considering this is the Midwest we’re talking about, has to be just about all of them.

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