Waukegan, WI – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its map of the state’s largest earthquake zone, revealing the largest fault in the state, and its impact on the state and surrounding area.DNR seismologist Jim Dannemann says the map, which was released Wednesday morning, is a first-of-its-kind for the state.
The map is an interactive tool that will allow residents and visitors to see where they stand along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, and to compare their seismic activity to the seismicity on other states’ maps.
The DNR says the seismically active region is about 10,000 square miles, with a total area of nearly 1.2 million square miles.
The region, known as the PGE, is home to several active faults, including the Pangea plate, which is thought to be responsible for the massive earthquakes that have hit Wisconsin in recent years.
The fault is linked to two major quakes, the first of which in 2014 struck the state at a depth of about 15 miles.
In the next major quake, the Pge will be active in the region in 2018, as well.
The map shows the state along the border between Michigan and Wisconsin.
The largest quake was the magnitude-5.1 Pge quake that struck in March, and has since been classified as the largest ever in the United States.
It was followed by a magnitude-6.1 and magnitude-7.3 quakes that struck across the state in June and July of this year.
In addition to the earthquake maps, DNR is also releasing earthquake maps for the region’s other major fault, the Wauxon fault.
The Pge is also part of that fault, and there are two quakes at that fault.
The maps for both faults can be downloaded at DNR’s website.
Danneman says the Pangos are extremely active, with numerous quakes over the past decade.
The first one in June of this season, which shook the state from south to north, occurred at a shallow depth of 3 miles.
It took a total of about two weeks to quench the Pngos active fault, he says.
The second major quake in the area occurred in March 2018.
The largest earthquake, magnitude-3.8, occurred in February of this century, with no tsunami.
This quake occurred at depths of about 5 miles.