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Modified Mercalli Intensity for scenario earthquakes in Evansville, Indiana

General Information Product 138

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Abstract

Evansville, Indiana, has experienced minor damage from earthquakes several times in the past 200 years. Because of this history and the fact that Evansville is close to the Wabash Valley and New Madrid seismic zones, there is concern about the hazards from earthquakes. Earthquakes currently cannot be predicted, but scientists can estimate how strongly the ground is likely to shake as a result of an earthquake. Earthquake-hazard maps provide one way of conveying such estimates of strong ground shaking and will help the region prepare for future earthquakes and reduce earthquake-caused losses.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Modified Mercalli Intensity for scenario earthquakes in Evansville, Indiana
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
138
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
1 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Indiana
City:
Evansville