Earthquake Information for Benton, Tennessee

Benton, TN has a moderate earthquake risk, with a total of 64 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS database shows that there is a 6.25% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Benton, TN within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Benton, TN was a 3.7 Magnitude in 1979.

Risk Level:
Moderate
Total Number of Earthquakes in Benton since 1931 within 30 miles
64
Probability of A 5.0 Earthquake within next 50 years
6.25%

Earthquake Probability for Benton, TN

View the probability of a major earthquake within the next 50 years in Benton, 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
6.25%
5.1
5.09%
5.2
5.09%
5.2
5.09%
5.3
4.15%
5.4
3.38%
5.5
2.76%
5.6
2.57%
5.7
2.10%
5.8
1.86%
5.9
1.53%
6.0
1.43%
6.1
1.14%
6.2
0.99%
6.3
0.78%
6.4
0.72%
6.5
0.56%
6.6
0.48%
6.7
0.43%
6.8
0.32%
6.9
0.25%
7.0
0.22%
7.1
0.14%
7.2
0.09%
7.3
0.07%
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%
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