Earthquake Resources

On our Map you can see layers showing recent earthquakes, a "ShakeMap" (by PDC, take me to their ATLAS!) models estimated ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes. You can also use the Global Hazards Atlas to review significant historical earthquakes, tectonic plate boundaries, and more.

Related Hazards

Precautions

What to Do During an Earthquake

For more Information

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP)

Q&A: Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

Although some major earthquakes are preceded by foreshocks, there is currently no reliable method to accurately predict the time, location, and magnitude of a quake. However, the United Nations Environmental Programme/Global Resource Information Database provides information on global earthquake probability and intensity. View earthquake intensity zones by ATLAS.PDC.