Internship: Extending subduction zone earthquake hazard assessments...
Extending subduction zone earthquake hazard assessments to risk
Summary: Subduction zone earthquakes, like “The Really Big One” described in a 2015 issue of The New Yorker magazine, can generate ground shaking that lasts several minutes. Typical earthquake risk assessments do not account for such long-duration ground shaking. Earthquake engineers and scientists at the USGS and elsewhere are collaborating to change this.