With his new book The Million Death Quake—The Science of Predicting Earth's Deadliest Natural Disaster, author Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey looks at the dangers of megaquakes, and explains where they will next strike, why they are becoming more lethal, and what science and engineering are doing to save lives. For centuries, Californians and the Japanese have known that they were at risk of catastrophic earthquakes, and they prepared accordingly. But when a violent 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, hardly anyone knew the island nation was even at risk for disaster, and, tragically, no one was...

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