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United States National Seismic Hazard Maps

Fact Sheet 2008-3017

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
United States National Seismic Hazard Maps
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2008-3017
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.