Chicago, IL Earthquake Report

Maps of Earthquakes in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL Earthquake Probability

Very Low Risk Area

The USGS database shows that there is a 1.16% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Chicago, IL within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Chicago, IL was a 3.2 Magnitude in 2014.

Probability of earthquakes within the next 50 years

Within 31 Miles / 50km above magnitude

Magnitude
Probability
5.0
1.16%
5.1
0.93%
5.2
0.93%
5.3
0.75%
5.4
0.60%
5.5
0.48%
5.6
0.44%
5.7
0.35%
5.8
0.31%
5.9
0.25%
6.0
0.23%
6.1
0.17%
6.2
0.14%
6.3
0.10%
6.4
0.09 %
6.5
0.06%
6.6
0.04%
6.7
0.04%
6.8
0.02%
6.9
0.01%
7.0
0.00%
7.1
0.00%
7.2
0.00%
7.3
0.00%
7.4
0.00%
7.5
0.00%
7.6
0.00%
7.7
0.00%
7.8
0.00%
7.9
0.00%
8.0
0.00%
8.1
0.00%
8.2
0.00%
8.3
0.00%
8.4
0.00%
8.5
0.00%
8.6
0.00%
8.7
0.00%
8.8
0.00%
8.9
0.00%
9.0
0.00%
9.1
0.00%
9.2
0.00%

Chicago, IL Historical Earthquakes (within 30 miles)

All distances and depths in the table below are measured in miles.

Area Earthquakes By Year (>2.5 Mag)

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Environment Report Summary

Very Low Risk
Moderate Risk Area
Moderate Potential Risk