Shakiest states — geologically, that is

USGS map of states with the most quakes

Quake rankings of states

Which states shake the most?  Here are the top 20.

Surprised that Maine makes the list?

Much more from the US Geological Survey here, “Top Earthquake States.”

5 Responses to Shakiest states — geologically, that is

  1. Nick Kelsier says:

    Heh, I can deal with dull on earthquakes. Tornados are enough fun.

    Especially when they drive trees down the middle of your garage right between the two cars in said garage.


  2. Ed Darrell says:


    Historic data on Minnesota earthquakes here:

    According to USGS, the last significant quake in Minnesota was 1994, a 3.1. You guys are dull, earthquake wise:


  3. Nick Kelsier says:

    If there are ever earthquakes in my state (minnesota) I sure don’t remember them or reading about them. Apparently something most people ignored when it happened.


  4. mark says:

    Note that the map is for earthquakes of magnitude 3.5 or greater. Even the little earthquakes that hit around Howard County, Maryland, a few years ago generated a lot of local excitement.


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