2018 Long-term National Seismic Hazard Map

Seismic hazard map of U.S. with colored contours

Detailed Description

Earthquake hazard map showing peak ground accelerations having a 2 percent probability of being exceeded in 50 years, for a firm rock site.  The map is based on the most recent USGS models for the conterminous U.S. (2018), Hawaii (1998), and Alaska (2007).  The models are based on seismicity and fault-slip rates, and take into account the frequency of earthquakes of various magnitudes.  Locally, the hazard may be greater than shown, because site geology may amplify ground motions.


Image Dimensions: 2250 x 1500

Location Taken: US