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Earthquake catalogs for the 2017 Central and Eastern U.S. short-term seismic hazard model

Dates

Validity Begins
2017-01-01
Validity Expires
2017-12-31
Publication Date

Citation

Mueller, C.S., 2017, Earthquake catalogs for the 2017 Central and Eastern U.S. short-term seismic hazard model: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7KP80B9.

Summary

The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) makes long-term seismic hazard forecasts that are used in building codes. The hazard models usually consider only natural seismicity; non-tectonic (man-made) earthquakes are excluded because they are transitory or too small. In the past decade, however, thousands of earthquakes related to underground fluid injection have occurred in the central and eastern U.S. (CEUS), and some have caused damage. In response, the USGS is now also making short-term forecasts that account for the hazard from these induced earthquakes. Seismicity statistics are analyzed to develop recurrence models, accounting for catalog completeness. In the USGS hazard modeling methodology, earthquakes are counted on a map grid, [...]

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Contacts

Originator :
Charles S Mueller
Point of Contact :
Charles S Mueller
Metadata Contact :
Ken Rukstales
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Earthquake Hazards Program

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7KP80B9

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