The earthquake that struck in California last week has rattled the country, sending tremors through the country’s biggest cities and rattling the economy.
But many experts are now warning of a possible bigger one, a potential “super-Earthquake” as the biggest ever recorded in the United States and Canada.
Experts say the powerful quake is a sign that the country is on the brink of a potentially devastating event that could shake the nation’s infrastructure.
Some experts believe a major quake could cause catastrophic damage.
The strongest earthquake in U.T. history hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Aug. 10, 1923, and the strongest quake in the country was measured at 5.1 on the Richter scale in 2004, according to the U,T.C. Earthquake Information Center.
The U.K. and New Zealand both recorded temblors of 5.3 on the same scale in recent months.
In the United Kingdom, the strongest earthquake ever measured was a magnitude 5.8 that hit London on Oct. 26, 1900, killing more than 3,000 people and triggering a series of earthquakes.
In Canada, the most powerful quake in recent history hit Edmonton on Aug., 11, 1883, triggering more than 5,000 deaths and destroying more than 1,500 buildings.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake on the other side of the Atlantic hit Newfoundland on Sept. 16, 2016, killing at least 5,500 people.
But most of the world’s biggest earthquakes occur in the Pacific Ocean, so experts are keeping a close eye on the possibility that a quake will hit the United states.
A super-Earth quake is defined as an earthquake that is stronger than magnitude 3.5 or greater.
The United States is now in the midst of a “Super-Earth Quakes Week,” when the nation commemorates the week of major earthquakes that happened in the past week.
But experts say a super-earthquake would be a major disaster that could cause a national security crisis that would lead to the end of the U