Volcano Watch: Aftershock forecasts let you know what to expect after a large earthquake

USGS graphic Plot showing the magnitude and time of earthquakes in the October 2022 Pahala sequence. The magnitude 5.0 mainshock is shown in blue and the aftershocks with 6.2 miles (10 km) of that event are shown in yellow to red with the color based on their time of occurrence.

After damaging earthquakes, response and recovery takes place under the threat of aftershocks. United States Geological Survey aftershock forecasts can help you understand what may happen, promoting public safety and an understanding that experiencing aftershocks is normal.