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Compilation of geologic slip rate constraints used in 1996 - 2014 U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps

August 14, 2020

A key input for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) is geologic slip rate data. Yet, no single database exists to house all geologic slip rate data used in these calculations. Here, we compile all geologic slip rates that are reportedly used in U.S. National Seismic Hazard Map (NSHM) releases from 1996, 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2014. Although a new NSHM was released in 2018, no changes were made in geologic slip rate data used. The geologic slip rates are collated from existing NSHM reports and documentation, and no new data are reported herein. The geologic slip rates are coupled with the most up-to-date fault geometries utilized for NSHM calculations, and the data are presented spatially as a shapefile (SHP) and in keyhole markup language (KML). A readme file accompanies this dataset explaining details of the data compilation.

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