Major quake could be more devastating than Katrina, study says

04/18/2006 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) · USA Today

A major seismic shift along the San Andreas Fault could kill up to 3,400 people in Northern California, destroy as many as 10,000 commercial buildings and 245,000 homes there, and inflict up to $150 billion in economic losses, a new study says. One hundred years after the Bay Area's Great Quake, the new findings show another severe earthquake could last twice as long and cause more devastation than the 1906 event.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) · USA Today

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