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Big Earthquake Coming to California Sometime in 30 Years

The golden state just got a gloomy forecast. Scientists predict that a strong and deadly earthquake will hit California within 30 years. The probability that the "big one" will be at least a 6.7 magnitude is now over 99 percent. An even more dangerous 7.5 magnitude is 46 percent likely, and more prone to Southern California.

Geophysicists hope city planners, building designers, insurance companies, and homeowners will use the information to plan ahead. Check out 72 Hours for some very useful tips on how to get ready for earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages, acts of terrorism, and any other imaginable emergency.

So, if you're planning to be in California in the next 30 years, you're going to need some bottled water and canned food! Do you worry about natural disasters where you live? Are you prepared?


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