According to the US Geological Survey Hazard Map, Tuscaloosa has a low risk for a significant earthquake. However, Alabama is not immune from earthquakes. Earthquakes occasionally occur within the state, but they typically rate low on the intensity scale.

UA Earthquake-Map


FEMA information and recommendations of what to do in an earthquake before, during, and afterwards can be found online at

Other Resources

FEMA Earthquake Information

Red Cross Earthquake Checklist

US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program