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Earthquake Fault Maps in Seattle and Washington State

Sometimes it is difficult to assess whether or not earthquake insurance is worth the price. At InsuranceOwl.org we believe one the major hurdles most people face is not being able to properly ascertain the risk an earthquake could have on their home and personal belongings. One of the best methods we have found to better understand your particular risk is to study the earthquake fault maps in Seattle and in the rest of Washington State. We have scoured the internet finding the best earthquake maps and have assembled them here for you.

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Earthquake Fault Map — Puget Sound

This map shows the primary earthquake faults in the Puget Sound and other less prominent faults. This map is useful in showing the location and approximate length of faults but does not provide the impact an earthquake from a fault could have on the area surrounding. In the next section we will provide the impact studies conducted on each of the faults in Washington State.

This map shows the following faults: Devils Mountain, Utsalady Point, Strawberry Point, Mount Vernon Fault, Little River, Sequim, Southern Whidbey Island Fault, Cherry Creek, Tokul Creek,Rattlesnake Mountain Fault Zone, Lofall, Canyon River, Frigid Creek, Saddle Mountain faults, Hood Canal, Seattle Fault Zone, Tahuya Fault, Tacoma Fault Zone, East Passage, White River, Olympia Structure, Scammon Creek, Doty, Western Rainier Zone, Saint Helens Zone, and Olympic-Wallowa Lineament.

Top Twenty Earthquake Faults in Washington State

The Washington State of Department of Natural Resources conducted seismic research into the impact of the top twenty faults in Washington using a software program called Hazus. The program was developed by FEMA to assist in estimating the potential losses from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Government officials, business leaders, and citizens can use such estimates to design risk reduction activities and plan for emergency response and recovery.

Earthquake Fault Zones in Washington

The Washington State of Department of Natural Resources conducted seismic research into the impact of the top twenty faults in Washington using a software program called Hazus. The program was developed by FEMA to assist in estimating the potential losses from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Government officials, business leaders, and citizens can use such estimates to design risk reduction activities and plan for emergency response and recovery.

Earthquake Fault Zones in Washington

The following earthquake faults in Washington State are ranked by the potential economic loss the particular earthquake scenario will have on the affected area. Other data included is the number of buildings damaged, fatalities, and injuries.

Seattle Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.2 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 487,382
Fatalities: 183 – 1,049
Injuries: 5,038 – 16,628
Economic Loss: $30,915,000,000

Cascadia Subduction Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 9.0 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 538,446
Fatalities: 62 – 288
Injuries: 3,404 – 7,246
Economic Loss: $21,000,000,000

South Whidbey Island Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.4 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 320,776
Fatalities: 90 – 432
Injuries: 2,920 – 7,361
Economic Loss: $15,590,000,000

SeaTac Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.2 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 375,954
Fatalities: 16 – 123
Injuries: 1,394 – 3,404
Economic Loss: $13,400,000,000

Tacoma Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.1 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 307,217
Fatalities: 64 – 328
Injuries: 2,350 – 5,742
Economic Loss: $13,150,000,000

Nisqually Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.2 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 268,047
Fatalities: 6 – 53
Injuries: 849 – 1,713
Economic Loss: $8,760,000,000

Cascadia North Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 8.3 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 154,359
Fatalities: 9 – 39
Injuries: 739 – 1,404
Economic Loss: $5,100,000,000

Devils Mountain West

Earthquake Scenario: 7.4 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 75,786
Fatalities: 15 – 61
Injuries: 555 – 1,058
Economic Loss: $3,370,000,000

Devils Mountain Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.1 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 39,631
Fatalities: 5 – 9
Injuries: 269 – 333
Economic Loss: $1,330,000,000

Hite – Walla Walla Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 6.8 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 18,705
Fatalities: 21 – 52
Injuries: 418 – 795
Economic Loss: $1,460,000,000

Saddle Mountain Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.35 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 39,631
Fatalities: 5 – 9
Injuries: 269 – 333
Economic Loss: $1,330,000,000

Canyon River Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.4 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 41,259
Fatalities: 0 – 3
Injuries: 81 – 108
Economic Loss: $1,200,000,000

Lake Creek Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 6.8 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 8,541
Fatalities: 3 – 13
Injuries: 128 – 240
Economic Loss: $1,000,000,000

Olympia Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 5.7 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 21,980
Fatalities: 0 – 1
Injuries: 60 – 93
Economic Loss: $639,000,000

Chelan Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.2 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 14,138
Fatalities: 0 – 2
Injuries: 34 – 42
Economic Loss: $584,000,000

Cle Elum Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 6.8 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 14,618
Fatalities: 0 – 1
Injuries: 47 – 55
Economic Loss: $499,000,000

Spokane Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 5.5 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 15,594
Fatalities: 0 – 1
Injuries: 34 – 36
Economic Loss: $450,000,000

St. Helens Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 7.0 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 12,766
Fatalities: 0 – 1
Injuries: 22 – 25
Economic Loss: $360,000,000

Boulder Creek Fault

Earthquake Scenario: 6.8 Magnitude
Buildings Damaged: 11,635
Fatalities: 0 – 1
Injuries: 13 – 16
Economic Loss: $229,000,000

With More Than 20 Devastating Earthquake Fault Zones in Washington You Need Earthquake Insurance

With more than twenty faults, the risk of an earthquake powerful enough to cause serious damage to your home is a possibility that should be mitigated. Consider earthquake insurance in Seattle today!

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