Earthquakes are occurring in areas where they were once rare.
Earthquake damage on a roadwayWhen the topic of earthquakes comes up, the typical American usually thinks of the state of California (although Alaska experiences much more). The famous San Andreas Fault that runs through the state causes about 10,000 earthquakes per year. Most of them are less than 3.0 on the Richter scale and never get noticed. While it baffles many of us here in New York as to how people live in such conditions, it is simply a part of life to Californians. Earthquakes have been a popular topic in the news lately, but some other states have grabbed the headlines that are usually reserved for the Golden State.