Earthquake Information for Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, NC has a very low earthquake risk, with a total of 35 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 3.40% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Asheville, NC within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Asheville, NC was a 3.6 Magnitude in 2015.

Risk Level:
Very Low
Total Number of Earthquakes in Asheville since 1931 within 50 miles
35
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
3.40%

Earthquake Probability for Asheville, NC

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Asheville, NC.

Probability of Earthquakes Within the Next 50 Years For Magnitudes Between 5.0 and 9.2
(within 31 km/51 miles above magnitude)
MAGNITUDE
PROBABILITY
5.0
3.40%
5.1
2.76%
5.2
2.76%
5.2
2.76%
5.3
2.25%
5.4
1.83%
5.5
1.50%
5.6
1.39%
5.7
1.14%
5.8
1.01%
5.9
0.83%
6.0
0.78%
6.1
0.62%
6.2
0.54%
6.3
0.43%
6.4
0.40%
6.5
0.31%
6.6
0.27%
6.7
0.24%
6.8
0.18%
6.9
0.14%
7.0
0.12%
7.1
0.08%
7.2
0.06%
7.3
0.04%
7.4
0.02%
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%