USA Earthquake map: 42 states stand 'reasonable chance' of temblors (+video)

US Geological Survey updates its earthquake risk map, which heightens the risk for one-third of the US and lowers it for about one-tenth. The surprise is how pervasive relative risk is throughout the United States.

By , Staff writer

Jessica Robertson / US Geological Survey

Earthquakes can happen anywhere. While most Americans associate quake hazards with the West Coast, one-third of the states in the nation face a “relatively high likelihood of experiencing damaging ground shaking,” according to a new report from the US Geological Survey.