Earthquake Information for Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN has a very low earthquake risk, with a total of 48 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 6.14% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Memphis, TN within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Memphis, TN was a 2.8 Magnitude in 1981.

Risk Level:
Very Low
Total Number of Earthquakes in Memphis since 1931 within 50 miles
48
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
6.14%

Earthquake Probability for Memphis, TN

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Memphis, TN.

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
6.14%
5.1
5.06%
5.2
5.06%
5.2
5.06%
5.3
4.20%
5.4
3.49%
5.5
2.92%
5.6
2.74%
5.7
2.32%
5.8
2.09%
5.9
1.79%
6.0
1.70%
6.1
1.45%
6.2
1.31%
6.3
1.13%
6.4
1.08%
6.5
0.94%
6.6
0.86%
6.7
0.82%
6.8
0.72%
6.9
0.66%
7.0
0.63%
7.1
0.57%
7.2
0.54%
7.3
0.53%
7.4
0.42%
7.5
0.31%
7.6
0.31%
7.7
0.07%
7.8
0.07%
7.9
0.07%
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%