A nice data visualization from the USGS showing hot spots in the US with Low and high hazard for earthquakes
In July 2014, USGS updated the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake as a result. Along with other data, the updates review new information on East Coast earthquakes, new California faults, and human-induced earthquakes, and helps local governments and communities improve public safety, building design, and insurance practices. (Map by USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center)
Earthquakes pose significant hazards to 75 million Americans in 39 States. The USGS has responsibility for recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide, and also tracks earthquakes worldwide. And while citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate and timely information on earthquake events, USGS also relies on you, the public — whenever you fill out the Did You Feel It survey online — which provides valuable data on earthquakes to our scientists!
- Read the our announcement on the new National Seismic Hazard Maps
- Download the full USGS report on these hazard maps
- Report any earthquakes you feel at anytime at the USGS “Did You Feel It?” webpage
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