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Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes
Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes in the Central United States
Frequently Asked Questions about the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes
However, it is VERY important to note that these estimates alone do not include information about WHERE the earthquakes might occur and therefore what shaking might affect any given location. More useful are the estimates of the likely amount of ground shaking that can be expected, contained in the National Seismic Hazard maps. The ground shaking estimated accounts for both the likely ranges of recurrence intervals and locations.