# What is the probability that an earthquake will occur in the Los Angeles Area? In the San Francisco Bay area?

Los Angeles area:

Within the next 30 years the probability is:

• 60% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7
• 46% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 7
• 31% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 7.5

will occur in the Los Angeles region.

San Francisco Bay area:

Within the next 30 years the probability is:

• 72% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7
• 51% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 7
• 20% that an earthquake measuring magnitude 7.5

will occur in the San Francisco region.

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