Earthquakes: Could one happen in Athens? Grady Newsource September 20, 2017 0 Comment Tweet This map details the threat of seismic activity, by percentage, throughout Georgia. Credit: earthquakes.USGS.gov Professor Rob Hawman at the University of Georgia explains the recent earthquake activity in Mexico and if similar activity could happen here in Georgia. Professor Rob Hawman's diagram details what a subduction zone is and how these zones trigger seismic activity. Go to https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ to find interactive maps and more information about the potential for earthquakes in your area.