Earthquake Hazards

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Realtime monitoring, station, and other various seismic data available for download. Data products to view and download.

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Date published: December 4, 2019

Latest Earthquakes Map and List

View most recent events or search for past earthquakes. Optimized for mobile and desktop.

Date published: December 2, 2019

Did You Feel It?

Feel an earthquake? Report it here. View reported earthquakes in your area.

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: October 7, 2019

Data Release for Additional Period and Site Class Data for the 2018 National Seismic Hazard Model for the Conterminous United States

The updated 2018 National Seismic Hazard Model includes new ground motion models, aleatory uncertainty, and soil amplification factors for the central and eastern U.S. and incorporates basin depths from local seismic velocity models in four western U.S. (WUS) urban areas. These additions allow us, for the first time, to calculate probabilistic seismic hazard curves for an expanded set of...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Chance of potentially moderate-damage ground shaking in 2018 based on the average of horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period and peak ground acceleration for the Western United States

A one-year seismic hazard forecast for the Central and Eastern United States, based on induced and natural earthquakes, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. The model assumes that earthquake rates calculated from several different time windows will remain relatively stationary and can be used to forecast earthquake hazard and damage intensity for the year 2018. This assessment is...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Disaggregation plots

Disaggregation of the seismic hazard for peak ground acceleration having a 2 percent probability of exceedance in 50 years is given for several major cities in South America. These disaggregation plots and reports show the relative contribution of individual sources to the seismic hazard (aggregated by magnitude and distance).

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Catalog of natural and induced earthquakes without duplicates

The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) makes long-term seismic hazard forecasts that are used in building codes. The hazard models usually consider only natural seismicity; non-tectonic (man-made) earthquakes are excluded because they are transitory or too small. In the past decade, however, thousands of earthquakes related to underground fluid injection have occurred in the central and eastern U....

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

KMZ file of summary field observations and photographs obtained during post-earthquake investigations of the Mw 6.0 South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014

This product presents summary information from field observations and photographs (data contained in the associated Observations.txt and Photos.txt data files) in KMZ format, allowing for: a) viewing the data in a spatial context within Google Earth or other earth viewers, b) easily accessing full-resolution photographs; and c) relating this information to mapped fault rupture and ground...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Modified Mercalli Intensity based on peak ground acceleration, with a 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the results of calculations...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

U.S. Seismic Hazard Maps - 2008 Edition

The 2008 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States and are applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy. This update of the maps incorporates new findings on earthquake ground shaking, faults, seismicity, and geodesy...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

0.2-second spectral response acceleration (5% of critical damping) with a 50% probability of exceedance in 50 years

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the results of calculations...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Risk-targeted maximum considered earthquake ground motion (MCER) of 0.2-second spectral response acceleration

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the probabilistic and...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards
Date published: April 24, 2019

Hazard curve data for annual rate of exceedance versus 0.2-second spectral response acceleration

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on un-modeled faults. This data set represents the hazard curves for a...

Attribution: Earthquake Hazards