Natural Disaster

Strong Earthquake Along 'Lesser' CA Fault Line Could Cost $250B and Kill Up to 18,000 People

Strong Earthquake Along 'Lesser' CA Fault Line Could Cost $250B and Kill Up to 18,000 People
Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood — a heavily populated swath of the Los Angeles area.
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How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters
In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More than 30 percent of American households now rely exclusively on cellphones.
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