23 April 2008

Here’s one for Julian!

Posted by Jessica Ball

The USGS has released updated versions of their National Seismic Hazard Maps.

(Image from the 2008 USGS Fact Sheet)

And look! A green spot over western New York! That’s way better than being in the blue. (Not as exciting as sitting on a subduction zone capable of generating M9+ earthquakes, but I suppose I can’t have everything.)

Update: While poking around the USGS Urban Hazard Maps, I found this one of Seattle. All I can say is, wow. What did they build UW on, a giant sandbox? That wouldn’t stop me wanting to go there later, but if they have a big earthquake and Johnson Hall collapses on me, it would be pretty hard to finish a Ph.D.