Number of strong earthquakes in the U.S. from 1974 to 2003, by state*

Number of strong earthquakes in the U.S. by state This statistic shows the Number of strong earthquakes in the U.S. from 1974 to 2003, by state. From 1974 to 2003, 12,053 strong earthquakes have been recorded in Arkansas.
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Number of earthquakes
Alaska12,053
California4,895
Hawaii1,533
Nevada778
Washington424
Idaho404
Wyoming217
Montana186
Utah139
Oregon73
New Mexico38
Arkansas34
Arizona32
Colorado24
Tennessee22
Missouri21
Texas20
Illinois17
Oklahoma17
Maine16
New York16
Alabama15
Kentucky15
South Carolina10
South Dakota10
Virginia10
Nebraska8
Ohio8
Georgia7
Indiana6
New Hampshire6
Pennsylvania6
Kansas4
North Carolina3
Massachusetts2
Michigan2
Minnesota2
Mississippi2
New Jersey2
Louisiana1
Rhode Island1
West Virginia1
Connecticut0
Delaware0
Florida0
Iowa0
Maryland0
North Dakota0
Vermont0
Wisconsin0
Number of earthquakes
Alaska12,053
California4,895
Hawaii1,533
Nevada778
Washington424
Idaho404
Wyoming217
Montana186
Utah139
Oregon73
New Mexico38
Arkansas34
Arizona32
Colorado24
Tennessee22
Missouri21
Texas20
Illinois17
Oklahoma17
Maine16
New York16
Alabama15
Kentucky15
South Carolina10
South Dakota10
Virginia10
Nebraska8
Ohio8
Georgia7
Indiana6
New Hampshire6
Pennsylvania6
Kansas4
North Carolina3
Massachusetts2
Michigan2
Minnesota2
Mississippi2
New Jersey2
Louisiana1
Rhode Island1
West Virginia1
Connecticut0
Delaware0
Florida0
Iowa0
Maryland0
North Dakota0
Vermont0
Wisconsin0
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This statistic shows the Number of strong earthquakes in the U.S. from 1974 to 2003, by state. From 1974 to 2003, 12,053 strong earthquakes have been recorded in Arkansas.
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Release date
June 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
1974 to 2003
Supplementary notes
* The data represents earthquakes of a magnitude range of 3.5 and greater.
Number of strong earthquakes in total: 21,080.
Events in the magnitude range of 3.5 to 4.0 in the Aleutian Islands are not recorded on enough seismograph stations to be located.
The expression Richter magnitude scale refers to a number of ways to assign a single number to quantify the energy contained in an earthquake. In all cases, the magnitude is a base-10 logarithmic scale obtained by calculating the logarithm of the amplitude of waves measured by a seismograph. An earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger and corresponds to an energy release of v1000 ˜ 31.6 times greater than one that measures 4.0.

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