Risk by county
Due to Kentucky's proximity to the New Madrid Seismic Zone, some areas of the state are substantially more susceptible than others. Check out the map below to assess your risk:
Counties at critical risk of earthquake damage:
Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, and McCracken
Counties at high risk of earthquake damage:
Caldwell, Calloway, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Trigg, Union and Webster.
Counties at moderate risk of earthquake damage:
Allen, Barren, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Breathitt, Breckenridge, Butler, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nicholas, Ohio, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Simpson, Todd, Warren, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.
All unlisted counties are at low risk of earthquake damage.
Information that will help keep you and your loved ones safe and savvy – whether you’re on the road or in your old Kentucky home.
- Rollout of new, secure driver's licenses begins in March
Transportation officials share preliminary schedule, urge Kentuckians to prepare documentation now.
- Why should Kentuckians consider earthquake insurance?
Kentucky is one of 16 states at the highest risk for earthquakes, according to the United States Geological Survey.