FEMA released an updated edition of Hazus® Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses for the United States (FEMA Publication 366). The latest edition of this report was developed by FEMA’s Hazus® Team, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) using the Hazus® data, U.S. Census data, and updated USGS Probabilistic Earthquake Hazard Maps.
This report serves as an effective tool to promote earthquake awareness, preparedness, implementation of cost-effective mitigation measures, and strategies to help reduce seismic risk in the nation’s most at-risk communities. The update is designed to provide a more accurate estimate of hazard influences to losses, among other highlights. Hazus® data helps provides emergency managers with comprehensive, nationwide data for decision making.