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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

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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
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
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
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Known faults that displace Miocene or younger strata and deposits

Deterministic Scenarios for Known Faults

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Rampart Range

Fault

Faults and epicenters evaluated for this study

1882 Earthquake

Rocky Mountain Arsenal

golden
golden

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Golden Fault

M 6.5 $ 21.9 billion

ute pass
Ute pass

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Ute Pass Fault

M 7.0 $ 16.8 billion

rampart
rampart

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Rampart Range Fault

M 7.0 $ 23.1 billion

cheraw
cheraw

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cheraw Fault

M 7.0 $ 1.3 billion

n sangre
N sangre

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

N Sangre de Cristo Fault

M 7.5 $ 8.0 billion

cannibal
cannibal

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cannibal Fault

M 7.0 $ 675 million

busted boiler
Busted boiler

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Busted Boiler Fault

M 6.5 $ 694 million

roubideau
Roubideau

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Roubideau Creek Fault

M 5.5 $ 94 million

cimarron
cimarron

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Cimarron Fault

M 6.75 $ 808 million

s sawatch
S Sawatch

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

South Sawatch Fault

M 7.25 $ 4.7 billion

mosquito
mosquito

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Mosquito Fault

M 7.0 $ 6.2 billion

frontal
frontal

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Frontal Fault

M 7.0 $ 6.7 billion

williams fork
Williams fork

Selected Hazus Scenario Results

Williams Fork Fault

M 6.75 $ 3.5 billion

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THE END

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