'America's Next Devastating Earthquake' Might Not Be in California

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at 10:30 AM
Margaret Vinci, manager of the Seismological Laboratory at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) points to a shake alert user display on a laptop screen, set for a limited release on June 1, 2017 at the Caltech Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where they addressed the elimination of federal funding for the West Coast Earthquake early Warning system, also known as ShakeAlert, in President Trump's FY2018 budget. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

California's earthquake risk is well-documented. Less known is the significant risk that Salt Lake City, Boston and New York City face, leaving those and other major cities across the U.S. under-prepared for a major tremor. In "Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake" journalist Kathryn Miles examines the myth that earthquakes are a West Coast phenomenon and discusses how Americans can step up their quake preparedness.

Guest:
Kathryn Miles,
journalist; author of "Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake"

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