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Probability of an Earthquake
Los Angeles Region

Earthquake Damage in Northridge, 1994

Earthquake damage in Northridge, 1994. Photo courtesy of FEMA.

Within the next 30 years, the probability of an earthquake in the Los Angeles region is:
Magnitude 6.7: 60%
Magnitude 7.0: 46%
Magnitude 7.5: 31%

Source: U.S. Geological Service
See Richter Magnitude Scale for a description of the impact of various magnitude levels.


Significant Earthquakes Impacting Los Angeles County.