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Top 10 Earthquake States

By November 21, 2006

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Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno have defined the top ten earthquake-prone states based on the average highest magnitude earthquake experienced each year. Here's the top ten, with magnitudes, according to LiveScience.com...

1. Alaska, 6.70
2. California, 6.02
3. Nevada, 5.11
4. Hawaii, 5.00
5. Washington, 4.97
6. Wyoming, 4.67
7. Idaho, 4.57
8. Montana, 4.47
9. Utah, 4.29
10. Oregon, 4.24

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