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Data Release for 2018 One-Year Seismic Hazard Forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from Induced and Natural Earthquakes

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Validity Begins
2018-01-01
Validity Expires
2018-12-31
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Petersen, M.D., Mueller, C.S., Moschetti, M.P., Hoover, S.M., Rukstales, K.S., McNamara, D.E., Williams, R.A., Shumway, A.M., Powers, P.M., Earle, P.S., Llenos, A.L., Michael, A.J., Rubinstein, J.L., Norbeck, J.H., and Cochran, E.S., 2018, Data Release for 2018 One-Year Seismic Hazard Forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from Induced and Natural Earthquakes, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Cf9PC4.

Summary

We produce the USGS 2018 one-year probabilistic seismic hazard forecast for the central and eastern United States from induced and natural earthquakes. For consistency, the updated 2018 forecast is developed using the same probabilistic seismicity-based methodology as applied in the two previous forecasts for 2016 and 2017. Rates of earthquakes across the U.S. (M ≥ 3.0) grew rapidly between 2008 and 2015 but have steadily declined over the past three years, especially in areas of Oklahoma and southern Kansas where fluid injection has decreased. The seismicity pattern in 2017 was complex with earthquakes more spatially dispersed than in previous years. Some areas of west-central Oklahoma experienced increased activity rates where industrial [...]

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