Earthquake Information for Jefferson, North Carolina

Jefferson, NC has a low earthquake risk, with a total of 33 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 2.43% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Jefferson, NC within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Jefferson, NC was a 5.1 Magnitude in 2020.

Risk Level:
Low
Total Number of Earthquakes in Jefferson since 1931 within 30 miles
33
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
2.43%

Earthquake Probability for Jefferson, NC

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Jefferson, 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
2.43%
5.1
1.97%
5.2
1.97%
5.2
1.97%
5.3
1.60%
5.4
1.30%
5.5
1.06%
5.6
0.99%
5.7
0.81%
5.8
0.71%
5.9
0.59%
6.0
0.55%
6.1
0.44%
6.2
0.38%
6.3
0.31%
6.4
0.28%
6.5
0.22%
6.6
0.19%
6.7
0.17%
6.8
0.13%
6.9
0.10%
7.0
0.09%
7.1
0.06%
7.2
0.04%
7.3
0.03%
7.4
0.01%
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%