New map says Tennessee in top 16 for earthquake activity

New map says Tennessee in top 16 for earthquake activity (Image 1)
New map says Tennessee in top 16 for earthquake activity (Image 1)

The U.S. Geological Survey released a new earthquake hazard map on Thursday, which included Tennessee in the top 16 states most likely to experience a rumble.

The USGS said that “while all states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 out of the 50 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 years.”

Other states that are said to be more susceptible to earthquakes are California, Hawaii, Arkansas and Kentucky.

However, the majority of the states affected by earthquakes are on the West Coast.

The last survey map was released in 2008, and since then earthquake experts have expanded risk zones in areas other than the ones more closely associated with tremors.

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