Project Overview

Evansville skyline
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.


Supplementary documentation


Liquefaction Potential Index for Scenario Events

Scenario Ground Motions

Probabilistic Ground Motions

Cone Penetrometer Test data