thumbnail

Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Fact Sheet 2005-3142

By:

Links

Abstract

Earthquakes cannot be predicted, but scientists can forecast how strongly the ground is likely to shake as a result of an earthquake. Seismic hazard maps provide one way of conveying such forecasts. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which produces seismic hazard maps for the Nation, is now engaged in developing more detailed maps for vulnerable urban areas. The first set of these maps is now available for Memphis, Tennessee.

Study Area

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2005-3142
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Hazards Program
Description:
4 p.