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Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, Your Handbook for Earthquakes in Idaho

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The State of Idaho is situated in earthquake country, and large portions of the state are vulnerable to significant seismic risk. This booklet is intended to raise awareness about earthquakes and to provide information, as well as insight, into how Idahoans can protect themselves, their homes and their businesses before, during and after a significant seismic event.