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.
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