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Evansville Urban Seismic Hazard Maps, v2010

May 15, 2023

Evansville, Indiana has a dense urban population near faults capable of producing major earthquakes. A high probability of a moderate earthquake in the near future (e.g., a 25–40% probability of a magnitude 6.0 or greater in the next 50 years) from the New Madrid seismic zone, and more moderate probability of a similar-sized earthquake in the Wabash Valley, coupled with relatively low regional attenuation (in other words, seismic waves have the potential to do damage and propagate over a greater geographic area in this region than for the same magnitude earthquake in the western U.S.) necessitates being prepared for earthquake hazards. This dataset provides maps of probabilistic and deterministic earthquake ground motions and liquefaction hazard for the Evansville, Indiana metropolitan area.

The following tables are available (see DATA_README.txt for additional information):

Liquefaction potential measurements: lpi-cpt_evansville_pu-jhaase_2010-07-22.csv
Liquefaction potential grid: lpi-grid_evansville_pu-jhaase_2010-07-22.csv
Earthquake scenario ground motions for a New Madrid event: scenario-nm7-7_evansville_pu-jhaase_2010-06-06.csv
Earthquake scenario ground motions for a Wabash Valley event: scenario-wv6-8_evansville_pu-jhaase_2010-06-06.csv
Probabilistic earthquake ground motions: psha_evans_pu-jhaase_2010-06-06.csv

Publication Year 2023
Title Evansville Urban Seismic Hazard Maps, v2010
DOI 10.5066/P9N32H5Y
Authors Oliver S Boyd
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center