Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Filters: Tags: earthquake (X)

215 results (462ms)   

Filters
Date Range
Extensions
Types
Contacts
Categories
Tag Types
Tag Schemes
View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 years. This particular data set is for peak horizontal acceleration with a 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years. All of the maps were prepared by combining hazard derived from spatially-smoothed historic seismicity with hazard from fault-specific sources. The acceleration values contoured are the random horizontal component. The reference site condition is firm rock, defined as having an average shear-wave velocity of 760 m/sec in the top 30 meters corresponding...
thumbnail
The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions havebeen severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoricearthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefactionfeatures, including shaking-induced sandblows and dikes that fed them.Over several summer field seasons between 1990 and 1994, Cheryl andPat Munson, along with several of their students, searched ditchesand river banks for evidence of liquefaction. They found numerousbanks with shaking-induced sandblows and the dikes that fed them.This database includes the location of dikes thatthe Munsons and those with them observed and measured. Dike thicknesswas divided into 5 classes, 1 being the smallest at 0-4 cm, 2 = 5-14 cm,3...
Tags: 1500 - Hazards, 1501 - Earthquakes, 17025 = Clay, 17047 = Edwards, 17055 = Franklin, All tags...
thumbnail
Staff from Alaska Earthquake Center, Geophysical Institute and Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys evaluated potential tsunami hazards for the city of Sand Point, on Popof Island in the Shumagin Islands archipelago. We numerically modeled the extent of inundation from tsunami waves generated by local and distant earthquake sources. We considered the results in light of historical observations. The worst-case scenarios are defined by analyzing results of the sensitivity study of the tsunami dynamics with respect to different slip distributions along the Aleutian megathrust. For the Sand Point area, the worst-case scenarios are thought to be thrust earthquakes in the Shumagin Islands region with magnitudes...
thumbnail
Potential tsunami hazards for the Fox Islands communities of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and Akutan were evaluated by numerically modeling the extent of inundation from tsunami waves generated by hypothetical earthquake sources and taking into account historical observations. Worst-case hypothetical scenarios are defined by analyzing results of a sensitivity study of the tsunami dynamics related to various slip distributions along the Aleutian megathrust. The worst-case scenarios for Unalaska and Akutan are thought to be thrust earthquakes in the Fox Islands region with magnitudes ranging from Mw 8.8 to Mw 9.1 that have their greatest slip at 30-40 km (18-25 mi) depth. We also consider Tohoku-type ruptures and an outer-rise...
thumbnail
The purpose of this study is to evaluate tsunami hazard for the community of Seward and northern Resurrection Bay area, Alaska. This report will provide guidance to local emergency managers in tsunami hazard assessment. We used a numerical modeling method to estimate the extent of inundation by tsunami waves generated from earthquake and landslide sources. Our tsunami scenarios included a repeat of the tsunami of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, as well as tsunami waves generated by two hypothetical Yakataga Gap earthquakes in northeastern Gulf of Alaska, hypothetical earthquakes in Prince William Sound and Kodiak asperities of the 1964 rupture, and local underwater landslides in Resurrection Bay. Results of numerical...
thumbnail
This dataset contains information and locations on faults and associated folds in Alaska that are believed to be sources of M>6 earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). The dataset is intended to part of the USGS archive for historic and ancient earthquake sources used in current and future probabilistic seismic-hazard analyses. This dataset presents a single source that summarizes important information on paleoseismic (ancient earthquakes) parameters including, age of most recent deformation, slip rate, slip sense dip direction, and accuracy of original mapping. These data are compiled from hundreds of journal articles, maps, theses, and other documents, as referenced herein. The geospatial...
thumbnail
This folder contains landslide inventories of the M 6.3 Lefkada, Greece earthquake, which occurred on 2003-08-14 at 05:14:54 UTC. The hypocenter was located at 39.160°N 20.605°E at a depth of 10.0 km. For further information see the link to the full USGS event page for this earthquake under “Related External Resources” below. With the exception of the data from USGS sources, the inventory data and associated metadata were not acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and thus have not been reviewed for accuracy and completeness by the USGS. They are presented as part of this data series for convenience of the user only, as part of an effort to make published ground-failure inventories more accessible from...
thumbnail
On April 25, 2015, a large ( M7.8) earthquake shook much of central Nepal and was followed by a series of M>6 aftershocks, including a M7.3 event on May 12, 2015. This earthquake and aftershocks, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake sequence, caused thousands of fatalities, damaged and destroyed entire villages, and displaced millions of residents. The earthquakes also triggered thousands of landslides in the exceedingly steep topography of Nepal; these landslides were responsible for hundreds of fatalities, and blocked vital roads and trails to affected villages. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and in collaboration...
thumbnail
On April 25, 2015, a large ( M7.8) earthquake shook much of central Nepal and was followed by a series of M>6 aftershocks, including a M7.3 event on May 12, 2015. This earthquake and aftershocks, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake sequence, caused thousands of fatalities, damaged and destroyed entire villages, and displaced millions of residents. The earthquakes also triggered thousands of landslides in the exceedingly steep topography of Nepal; these landslides were responsible for hundreds of fatalities, and blocked vital roads and trails to affected villages. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and in collaboration...
thumbnail
A one-year seismic hazard forecast for the Central and Eastern United States, based on induced and natural earthquakes, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. The model assumes that earthquake rates calculated from several different time windows will remain relatively stationary and can be used to forecast earthquake hazard and damage intensity for the year 2016. This assessment is the first step in developing an operational earthquake forecast for the CEUS, and the analysis could be revised with updated seismicity and model parameters. Consensus input models consider alternative earthquake catalog durations, smoothing parameters, maximum magnitudes, and ground motion estimates, and represent uncertainties...
thumbnail
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. A uniform earthquake catalog is assembled by combining and winnowing pre-existing source catalogs. Seismicity statistics are analyzed to develop recurrence models,...
thumbnail
This inventory was originally created by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, El Salvador (2001) describing the landslides triggered by the M 7.7 San Miguel, El Salvador earthquake that occurred on 13 January 2001 at 17:33:32 UTC. Care should be taken when comparing with other inventories because different authors use different mapping techniques. This inventory also could be associated with other earthquakes such as aftershocks or triggered events. Please check the author methods summary and the original data source for more information on these details and to confirm the viability of this inventory for your specific use. With the exception of the data from USGS sources, the inventory data and...
thumbnail
This inventory was originally created by Gorum and others (2014) describing the landslides triggered by a sequence of earthquakes, with the largest being the M 6.2 17 km N of Puerto Aisen, Chile earthquake that occurred on 21 April 2007 at 23:45:56 UTC. Care should be taken when comparing with other inventories because different authors use different mapping techniques. This inventory includes landslides triggered by a sequence of earthquakes rather than a single mainshock. Please check the author methods summary and the original data source for more information on these details and to confirm the viability of this inventory for your specific use. With the exception of the data from USGS sources, the inventory...
thumbnail
This inventory was originally created by Xu and others (2014) describing the landslides triggered by the M 5.9 Gansu, China earthquake, also known as the Minxian - Zhangxian earthquake, that occurred on 21 July 2013 at 23:45:56 UTC. Care should be taken when comparing with other inventories because different authors use different mapping techniques. This inventory also could be associated with other earthquakes such as aftershocks or triggered events. Please check the author methods summary and the original data source for more information on these details and to confirm the viability of this inventory for your specific use. With the exception of the data from USGS sources, the inventory data and associated metadata...
thumbnail
The database contains uniformly processed ground motion intensity measurements (peak horizontal ground motions and 5-percent-damped pseudospectral accelerations for oscillator periods 0.1–10 s). The earthquake event set includes more than 3,800 M≥3 earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas from January 2009 to December 2016. Ground motion time series were collected out to 500 km. We also relocated the majority of the earthquake hypocenters using a multiple-event relocation algorithm to produce a set of near-uniformly processed hypocentral locations. Details about data processing are reported in the accompanying article. First posted - October 11, 2017 Revised - December 18, 2017, ver. 1.1
thumbnail
This layer is part of the Geological Survey of Canada's earthquake monitoring network. There are some blank fields toward the beginning of the listing, from the time the network was being installed and hence parameters were often unknown. Also, all depths in the table are "fixed" to a depth which is an integer multiple of 5km, according to lowest obtainable residuals and known crustal structure. The number and magnitude of located events are also dependent on the time recorded, as the magnitude threshold lowered as more stations were installed. The larger, potentially damaging earthquakes, however, were likely recorded from the inception of the network as these events produce waves which reach the entire western...
thumbnail
Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portrayingpeak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral responseacceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilitiesof exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 years. This particulardata set is for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2 secondperiod with a 2% probability of exceedance in 50 years. All ofthe maps were prepared by combining hazard derived from spatially-smoothed historic seismicity with hazard from fault-specific sources.The acceleration values contoured are the random horizontal component.The reference site condition is firm rock, defined as having an averageshear-wave velocity of 760 m/sec in the...
thumbnail
This publication addresses deep-seated landslide susceptibility,debris flow susceptibility, and other geologic hazards in ruralparts of western San Mateo County. The report also estimatespossible costs of investigating and mitigating the landslidehazards. The study area includes the Half Moon Bay 7.5'quadrangle, the Montara Mountain 7.5' quadrangle, and thePescadero/Butano Creeks watershed. Hazard maps were derived byintegrating slope data and previous geologic, landslide and debrisflow mapping. The digital database, which is found athttp://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of00-127includes 43 plotfiles for slope maps, Digital Orthophoto Quadranglemaps, Digital Raster Graphic topographic base maps, geologic maps,deep-seated...
thumbnail
Over several summer field seasons from 1990 through 1994,several workers searched ditches and river banks for evidence ofliquefaction. They found numerous banks with shaking-induced,pre-historic, earthquake induced sandblows and thedikes that fed them. This database shows where they searched.
Tags: 1500 - Hazards, 1501 - Earthquakes, 17025 = Clay, 17047 = Edwards, 17055 = Franklin, All tags...
thumbnail
This inventory describes the landslides triggered by the M6.5 Friuli, Italy earthquake that occurred on 1976-05-06 at 20:00:11 UTC. The inventory comes from the Italian Catalogue of Earthquake-Induced Ground Effects (Italian acronym CEDIT) by Martino and others (2014), which contains inventories from multiple earthquakes. To obtain the most up to date version of the entire, original catalog along with more details about its compilation, please visit the CEDIT webpage on the website of the Centre for Research (CERI) of the Department of Earth Sciences in the Sapienza University of Rome: http://www.ceri.uniroma1.it/index.php/web-gis/cedit/. Care should be taken when comparing with other inventories because different...


map background search result map search result map Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: PGA050 Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 5HZ250 Possible Costs Associated with Investigating and Mitigating SomeGeologic Hazards in Rural Parts of San Mateo County, California Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana Earthquake centers for the Yukon territory, Canada Video data files to accompany USGS OFR 2015-1142--Assessment of existing and potential landslide hazards resulting from the April 25, 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence:  USGS_Nepal_05302015-C Video data files to accompany USGS OFR 2015-1142--Assessment of existing and potential landslide hazards resulting from the April 25, 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence:  USGS_Nepal_05302015-I Modified Mercalli Intensity based on horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period, with 1-percent probability of exceedance in 1 year for the Western United States A database of instrumentally recorded ground motion intensity measurements from induced earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas Gorum and others (2014) 2003-08-14 Lefkada, Greece M 6.3 Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, El Salvador (2001) Xu and others (2014) Quaternary faults and folds in Alaska: A digital database Tsunami inundation maps of Seward and northern Resurrection Bay, Alaska Tsunami inundation maps of Fox Islands communities, including Dutch Harbor and Akutan, Alaska Tsunami inundation maps for the city of Sand Point, Alaska Martino and others (2014) - M6.5 Friuli, Italy 1976 Tsunami inundation maps for the city of Sand Point, Alaska Tsunami inundation maps of Seward and northern Resurrection Bay, Alaska Xu and others (2014) 2003-08-14 Lefkada, Greece M 6.3 Martino and others (2014) - M6.5 Friuli, Italy 1976 Possible Costs Associated with Investigating and Mitigating SomeGeologic Hazards in Rural Parts of San Mateo County, California Gorum and others (2014) Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, El Salvador (2001) A database of instrumentally recorded ground motion intensity measurements from induced earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana Video data files to accompany USGS OFR 2015-1142--Assessment of existing and potential landslide hazards resulting from the April 25, 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence:  USGS_Nepal_05302015-C Video data files to accompany USGS OFR 2015-1142--Assessment of existing and potential landslide hazards resulting from the April 25, 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence:  USGS_Nepal_05302015-I Earthquake centers for the Yukon territory, Canada Modified Mercalli Intensity based on horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period, with 1-percent probability of exceedance in 1 year for the Western United States Quaternary faults and folds in Alaska: A digital database Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: PGA050 Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 5HZ250