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United States National Seismic Hazard Maps

April 17, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey?s maps of earthquake shaking hazards provide information essential to creating and updating the seismic design provisions of building codes and insurance rates used in the United States. Periodic revisions of these maps incorporate the results of new research. Buildings, bridges, highways, and utilities built to meet modern seismic design provisions are better able to withstand earthquakes, not only saving lives but also enabling critical activities to continue with less disruption. These maps can also help people assess the hazard to their homes or places of work and can also inform insurance rates.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title United States National Seismic Hazard Maps
DOI 10.3133/fs20083017
Authors M.D. Petersen
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2008-3017
Index ID fs20083017
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey