(BBC) a new USGS survey sees a Higher earthquake risk for the eastern US

A new US geological survey indicates that some parts of the US are at an increased risk of earthquakes, especially along the east coast.

New seismic hazard maps updated for the first time since 2008 show highest risk west but also increased risk east.

“The eastern US has the potential for larger and more damaging earthquakes than considered in previous maps and assessments,” the report states.

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One comment on “(BBC) a new USGS survey sees a Higher earthquake risk for the eastern US

  1. Katherine says:

    I am interested to see a high-risk circle in the Charleston area. I thought the earthquake history there was from the big New Madrid quake a couple of centuries ago, but it appears you are at risk separately as well.