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What is a seismic zone, or seismic hazard zone?
A seismic zone could be one of three things:
- A region on a map in which a common level of seismic design is required. This concept is becoming obsolete.
- An area of seismicity probably sharing a common cause. Example: "The New Madrid Seismic Zone."
- A region on a map for which a common areal rate of seismicity is assumed for the purpose of calculating probabilistic ground motions.