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Summer of UK earthquakes MAPPED: Where natural disasters could strike

Soil Health’s Role in Mitigating Natural Disaster Effects

Last year was tough for many Americans in dealing with the aftermath of several natural disasters.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 25 million Americans — almost 8% of the population — were affected by major disasters in 2017. From hurricane-related damage in Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas to mudslides and wildfires in California, major natural disasters in 2017 cost over $306 billion nationally.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information, this is a new annual record…


Summer of UK earthquakes MAPPED: Where natural disasters could strike


MAPPED: The heat-map shows UK earthquakes between 1970 and 2017

There could be up to 45 quakes in summer months June, July and August based on previous seismic activity.

Predciting exact locations is extremely difficult but the North of England and Wales are much more prone to quakes.

Most are minor and not felt by the public, but occasionally a mega quake has hit the island.

A massive 4.4 magnitude tremor was felt in Swansea in Wales on February 17.

It was the UK’s biggest for 10 years and the tiny village of Cwmllynfell was the epicentre – experiencing seven quakes on the day…

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