Seismicity map of the State of Kentucky

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1144
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The earthquake data shown on this map and listed in table 1 are a list of earthquakes that were originally used in preparing the Seismic kisk Studies in the United States (Algermissen, 1969) which have been recompiled and updated through 1977. The data have been reexamined and intensities assigned where none had been assigned before, on the basis of available data. Other intensity values were updated from new and additional data sources that were not available at the time of original compilation. Some epicenters were relocated on the basis of new information. The data shown in table 1 are estimates of the most accurate epicenter, magnitude, and intensity of each earthquake, on the basis of historical and current information. Some of the aftershocks from large earthquakes are listed but are incomplete in many instances, especially for ones that occurred before seismic instruments were in universal usage.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Seismicity map of the State of Kentucky
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 1144
DOI 10.3133/mf1144_1979
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 28.21 x 32.28 inches
Country United States
State Kentucky
Scale 1
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