How Mapping Software Helps Us Analyze Earthquakes

02 October 2023
GIS Lounge

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In 2010, 226,050 deaths around the world were attributed to seismic activity, and earthquakes are estimated to be responsible for losses of $6.1 billion each year in the United States.

Mapping software has become crucial in understanding and analyzing these events, as it can help us observe trends in earthquakes, identify areas of high earthquake prevalence, and explore relationships between earthquakes and other phenomena.

California and Nevada lead the country in terms of number of earthquakes per square mile, with 0.24 earthquakes per square mile and 0.05 earthquakes per square mile respectively.