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Tags: kilauea volcano | evacuations | natural catastrophes

Expert: US Must Act Fast to Avoid Killer-Quake Disaster

This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava spattering from the Kilauea volcano. (U.S. Geological Survey/AP)

By    |   Friday, 18 May 2018 03:44 PM

The massive eruption of Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone, which led to 1,700 evacuations and forced authorities to hand out over 18,000 gas masks, was a vivid reminder once again of the need to prepare for massive natural catastrophes -- especially when we know they’re coming.

Exhibit No. 1: the 50 million Americans living between San Diego and Seattle, who have been lulled into a potentially deadly sense of fatalism. Earthquake prediction is impossible, they’ve falsely been told, so why worry about it?

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The massive eruption of Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone, which led to 1,700 evacuations and forced authorities to hand out over 18,000 gas masks, was a vivid reminder once again of the need to prepare for massive natural catastrophes -- especially when we know they’re coming.
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