The recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti serve as a reminder that parts of the United States are highly vulnerable to the devastating effects of this unpredictable natural disaster, says the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

IBHS president and CEO Julie Rochman warned that a high-severity earthquake, similar to the ones that recently ravaged Chile and Haiti, is likely to strike in the United States due to the major fault lines located in numerous areas in the United States.

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