Earthquake Information for Black Mountain, North Carolina

Black Mountain, NC has a very low earthquake risk, with a total of 22 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 3.05% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Black Mountain, NC within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Black Mountain, NC was a 3.5 Magnitude in 1981.

Risk Level:
Very Low
Total Number of Earthquakes in Black Mountain since 1931 within 50 miles
22
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
3.05%

Earthquake Probability for Black Mountain, NC

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Black Mountain, 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
3.05%
5.1
2.48%
5.2
2.48%
5.2
2.48%
5.3
2.02%
5.4
1.64%
5.5
1.34%
5.6
1.24%
5.7
1.02%
5.8
0.90%
5.9
0.74%
6.0
0.69%
6.1
0.55%
6.2
0.48%
6.3
0.38%
6.4
0.35%
6.5
0.28%
6.6
0.24%
6.7
0.21%
6.8
0.16%
6.9
0.13%
7.0
0.11%
7.1
0.07%
7.2
0.05%
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%
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