Hazard risk

USGS to increase risk of Texas earthquake

North Texas never felt an earthquake until 2008, but since then the United States Geological Survey has recorded more than 100, concentrated in areas of shale oil and gas extraction. by hydraulic fracturing. Now the USGS will increase the official Texas earthquake risk level. The new assessment will appear on …

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17 New Jersey Cities Known For Reducing Flood Risk

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said 17 New Jersey municipalities are recognized at two awards ceremonies this week for reducing their flood risk through the Community Assessment System (CRS) of FEMA. Residents of participating municipalities are eligible for additional premium reductions for their federal flood insurance policies. CRS is …

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