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ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes. These maps are used by federal, state, and local organizations, both public and private, for post-earthquake response and recovery, public and scientific information, as well as for preparedness exercises and disaster planning.
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A scenario represents one realization of a potential future earthquake by assuming a particular magnitude, location, and fault-rupture geometry and estimating shaking using a variety of strategies. In planning and coordinating emergency response, utilities, local government, and other organizations are best served by conducting training exercises based on realistic earthquake situations—ones similar to those they are most likely to face. ShakeMap Scenario earthquakes can fill this role. They can also be used to examine exposure of structures, lifelines, utilities, and transportation corridors to specified potential earthquakes. A ShakeMap earthquake scenario is a predictive ShakeMap with an assumed magnitude and...


map background search result map search result map Cascadia M9.0 expanded Horse Heaven Hills, WA M7.1 Spokane, WA M5.5 Mt. St. Helens, WA M7.0 Elsinore Fault, Julian Section CA M7.1 Newport-Inglewood Fault CA M6.9 Hayward Fault CA M7.0 ShakeOut 2008 CA Aftershock 4 M6.0 ShakeOut 2012 UT point source M7.0 Acapulco, Mexico M8.3 Hula Valley, Israel M7.0 East Mt. Sheridan, WY M6.6 New Madrid-north section M7.1 Thebes Gap faults, IL M6.4 Mallard Lake, WY M6.5 Montreal, Canada M6.2 New Madrid Aftershock 1 M6.3 New Madrid Mainshock 1 Point Source M7.7