Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project
On February 7th, 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey and local and regional partners unveiled a new series of seismic hazard maps that outline the effects from quakes occurring in the Evansville area. These earthquake hazard maps are critical tools to business leaders, city planners, emergency management and homeowners since the Evansville area is at risk from both the New Madrid and the Wabash Valley seismic zones.
The Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project is being lead by representatives from Purdue University, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis, the State Geologic Surveys of Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana, the Southwest Indiana Disaster Resistant Community Corp., the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium State Geologists, and the USGS.
- Understanding earthquake hazards in urban areas Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project, 2012; Fact Sheet
- Modified Mercalli Intensity for Scenario Earthquakes in Evansville, Indiana, 2012; Map
- Liquefaction hazard for the region of Evansville, Indiana, 2011; Open-File Report
- Earthquake Scenario Ground Motions for the Urban Area of Evansville, Indiana, 2011; Open-File Report
- Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment including site effects for Evansville, Indiana, and the surrounding region, 2011; Open-File Report
- Surficial Geologic Map of the Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky, Area, 2009; Map
- Evansville Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project (EAEHMP) Progress Report, 2008
- Implementation of an AGS-Cosmos-FHWA Compatible Geotechnical Databases for the St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri and Illinois and, the Evansville-Henderson Area, Indiana and Kentucky
- Calculation and validation of probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for the urban area of Evansville incorporating site effects
- Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in the Evansville, Indiana, Region Including An Investigation of 2D Amplification and Duration Effects Due to Bedrock Valley Structure