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Earthquakes

Why are fewer people killed by earthquakes in the US now than they were years ago?

Answer

Wiki User
05/31/2009

I'm no expert, but I think much of it would be the ability to predict the quakes, also buildings are much less likely to collapse due to improvements in the structures integrity built in the last 50 years. Also education plays a role in as far as people knowing how to react in the event of an earthquake.