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A new federal map released Monday shows parts of Oklahoma are now as seismic as parts of California and Alaska, long the nation’s leaders in earthquakes, and for the first time includes man-made earthquakes. The U.S. Geological Survey’s new earthquakes hazard map, which helps states and government officials determine insurance rates and building codes, is in part a reaction to the historic increase in seismic activity in Oklahoma. Last year the state experienced almost 900 3-plus magnitude earthquakes; in 2007, it recorded just one. On earlier USGS maps, Oklahoma was a seismic afterthought…

 

Woman’s home demolished after Google Maps error

demolished house

A woman whose house was damaged by a tornado late last year now owns nothing but rubble. A demolition crew destroyed her building by mistake on Tuesday after Google Maps provided wrong directions. Instead of navigating workers to a duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas, Google Maps took them a block away to Diaz’s duplex on Calypso Drive. “[Google’s] mistake caused me to lose my home,” she told CNNMoney on Friday. Google acknowledged the Maps error in an email, and said it’s investigating the cause…

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