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Discover Your Earthquake Risk with this Interactive Map - CNN

By Byron Manley, Matt Stiles, and Renée Rigdon, CNN

Published on May 23, 2023, at 7:59 AM EDT


A significant number of Americans reside in regions prone to earthquakes, particularly in densely populated urban areas like Los Angeles, where the impact of major seismic events can be financially devastating for structures and critical infrastructure.

Apart from Los Angeles, other metropolitan regions with the highest potential for economic damages include San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Memphis, as indicated by government estimates.

These risk assessments are based, in part, on a comprehensive study conducted by the US Geological Survey, which aimed to provide valuable insights to municipalities and insurance companies regarding earthquake hazards.

We have created an interactive map that presents the findings of this research. Explore the map below to determine the earthquake risk in your area.

What’s your earthquake risk? Use this map to find out

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