The Top 5 States with the Highest Earthquake Risks
In most top earthquake risk states in the U.S., Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington top the list.
Alaska is the most seismically active region in the United States. But the lower population means there isn’t as much devastation to report.
Southern Alaska is near the Alaska-Aleutian Megathrust Fault Zone, which is one of the most active and dangerous on Earth.
On average, since 1900, Alaska experiences a magnitude 8.0 or larger earthquake every 13 years. The following shows how many earthquakes (on average) and their corresponding magnitudes the state experiences every year.
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