SHIPS - Eos Figure 1a
Gray box indicates area shown in Figure 1b, Kingdome SHIPS.
Map showing the locations of known or suspected crustal faults within a 60 mile (100 km) radius of Seattle. Large earthquakes on any of the faults within 60 miles of Seattle could produce damage in Seattle. Researchers in the USGS and elsewhere are working to determine whether these faults are active and how often they may produce damaging earthquakes. Also shown are regions of basins and uplift that influence ground amplification during an earthquake.