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[DIGEST: Wired, USGS, Mother Jones]

For the first time ever, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a seismic hazard forecast that includes human-induced earthquakes. The new report shows that 7 million people in states across the central and southern U.S., a region not historically associated with seismic activity, are at risk of a damaging earthquake. Dangerous earthquakes are now just as likely to hit northwest Oklahoma as they are Monterey, California, which lies along the infamous San Andreas Fault.

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