Earthquake Information for Sims, Illinois

Sims, IL has a moderate earthquake risk, with a total of 19 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 8.91% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Sims, IL within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Sims, IL was a 4.5 Magnitude in 1974.

Risk Level:
Moderate
Total Number of Earthquakes in Sims since 1931 within 30 miles
19
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
8.91%

Earthquake Probability for Sims, IL

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Sims, IL.

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
8.91%
5.1
7.25%
5.2
7.25%
5.2
7.25%
5.3
5.90%
5.4
4.80%
5.5
3.91%
5.6
3.63%
5.7
2.96%
5.8
2.60%
5.9
2.13%
6.0
1.98%
6.1
1.58%
6.2
1.36%
6.3
1.07%
6.4
0.98%
6.5
0.75%
6.6
0.63%
6.7
0.56%
6.8
0.40%
6.9
0.32%
7.0
0.27%
7.1
0.16%
7.2
0.11%
7.3
0.09%
7.4
0.03%
7.5
0.01%
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%