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What If An Earthquake Occurred in Colorado Today?. Colorado's Katrina!. Vincent Matthews and Lauren Heerschap Colorado Geological Survey Photographs from FEMA Photo Library. A Repeat of Colorado’s Largest Historical Earthquake.

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What If

An Earthquake

Occurred in Colorado Today?

Colorado's Katrina!

Vincent Matthews and Lauren Heerschap

Colorado Geological Survey

Photographs from FEMA Photo Library


A Repeat of Colorado’s

Largest Historical Earthquake


If a repeat of the 1882 M6.6 were to occur near Estes Park, we would have…

  • $2.8billion in economic losses statewide

  • 35,000 buildings with moderate or higher damage

  • 190 casualties requiring hospitalization

  • 2,650displacedhouseholds


If a M6.25 were to occur near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal today…

  • $14.9billion in economic losses statewide

  • $5.6billion loss in Denver County alone

  • 152,000 buildings with moderate or higher damage

  • 2,500 casualties requiring hospitalization

  • 28,500displacedhouseholds


Known faults that displace Miocene or younger strata and deposits

Deterministic Scenarios for Known Faults


Known faults that displace Quaternary deposits


Rampart Range

Fault

Faults and epicenters evaluated for this study

1882 Earthquake

Rocky Mountain Arsenal


golden

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Golden Fault

M 6.5$ 21.9 billion


Ute pass

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Ute Pass Fault

M 7.0$ 16.8 billion


rampart

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Rampart Range Fault

M 7.0$ 23.1 billion


cheraw

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cheraw Fault

M 7.0$ 1.3 billion


N sangre

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

N Sangre de Cristo Fault

M 7.5$ 8.0 billion


cannibal

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cannibal Fault

M 7.0$ 675 million


Busted boiler

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Busted Boiler Fault

M 6.5$ 694 million


Roubideau

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Roubideau Creek Fault

M 5.5$ 94 million


cimarron

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cimarron Fault

M 6.75$ 808 million


S Sawatch

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

South Sawatch Fault

M 7.25$ 4.7 billion


mosquito

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Mosquito Fault

M 7.0$ 6.2 billion


frontal

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Frontal Fault

M 7.0$ 6.7 billion


Williams fork

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Williams Fork Fault

M 6.75$ 3.5 billion


THE END

The City that Waits


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