In 2004, Memphis urban seismic‐hazard maps were completed for a six‐quadrangle area centered on Memphis and southern Shelby County (Cramer et al., 2004, 2006, 2008). Both probabilistic and scenario seismic and liquefaction hazard maps were generated for the six‐quadrangle study area. These urban seismic‐hazard maps, particularly the liquefaction hazard maps, have been used by consultants and public agencies to address seismic‐hazard mitigation in the Memphis area. Memphis has the second highest annualized expected loss (AEL, expected losses to building inventory times frequency of occurrence) and the highest seismic hazard and AEL ratio (normalized by the...

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