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New maps of nuclear power plants and seismic hazards in the United States

by Michelle Frey

March 18, 2011

seismic map

This map shows areas of equal seismic hazard and indicates the minimum peak horizontal ground acceleration value, a measure of the how hard the ground shakes in a given area.

The map also shows locations of the 63 US nuclear power plants. The data comes from the US Geological Survey Geological Hazards Team and the US Energy Information Administration. Shapefiles provided by Michael Meuser, http://www.mapcruzin.com/nuclear-power-plant-earthquake-shapefiles/

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earthquakes

This map shows the locations of documented earthquakes in the US since 1568 along with the 63 US nuclear power plants.

The data comes from the US Geological Survey and the US Energy Information Administration. Shapefiles provided by Michael Meuser, http://www.mapcruzin.com/nuclear-power-plant-earthquake-shapefiles/

Click here to see a larger version of the documented earthquakes map >>

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