We’re on the cusp of another big one in the U.S., and that means it’s time to learn what you need to know about the dangers of a huge earthquake.
There are plenty of safety tips on the web, but here’s a brief guide to what you should do if you’re heading to the epicenter of the largest earthquake ever recorded in the country.
Know the Time of the Year.
Most people aren’t aware that the most common earthquake to strike the United States occurs in the summer, which is when most of the country is still in the throes of summer.
It takes place in late May, but for most people, the most severe earthquakes occur in mid-June.
The last one in 2017 was centered in northern Minnesota, and it was a strong one, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The biggest earthquake of the century was centered about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of Minneapolis in December of 2016.
The quake caused damage and casualties, but was the worst-ever recorded in U.K. history.
A second major earthquake struck in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2017.
It was the most powerful quake to hit the country since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit London in 2013.
Know Your Location.
It’s not unusual for the U,S.
to have several major earthquakes in a single month.
For example, a 7-9 magnitude quake in February of this year hit the New York City area, and a 7 to 8 magnitude earthquake occurred on October 5, 2017, in California.
But if you have any doubt about whether a quake is likely to strike, it’s important to know where it will happen.
If you’re outside the U