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Earthquake and Monitoring Data

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Date published: June 1, 2021

Summary of proposed changes to geologic inputs for the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) 2023, version 1.0

This data release documents proposed updates to geologic inputs (faults) for the upcoming 2023 National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM). This version (1.0) conveys differences between 2014 NSHM fault sources and those recently released in the earthquake geology inputs for the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) 2023, version 1.0 data release by Hatem et al. (2021).

Date published: January 5, 2021

2020 Update to the Quaternary Fault and Fold Database for Washington State

This release is an update to the online "Quaternary fault and fold database" for Washington State. The online database was last updated for Washington in 2014 – this 2020 update includes newly identified and modified traces and geometries for on-shore faults gleaned from new peer-reviewed studies and mapping of active faults within the state of Washington. These data contain lines representing...

Date published: December 7, 2020

Data Release for the 2016 East Bay Seismic Imaging Investigation of the Hayward Fault Zone

In October 2016, we acquired an approximately 15-km-long seismic profile along a linear transect across the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. Our goal was to image previously unknown strands of the Hayward Fault zone and to better delineate the structure and geometry of the main trace of the Hayward Fault. Our profile started near the southern border of San Leandro, California at...

Date published: October 13, 2020

Seismic reflection imaging of the low-angle Panamint normal fault system, eastern California, 2018

A fundamental question in seismic hazard analysis is whether <30º-dipping low-angle normal faults (LANFs) slip seismogenically. In comparison to more steeply dipping (45-60º) normal faults, LANFs have the potential to produce stronger shaking because of their increased possible rupture area in the seismogenic crust. While LANFs have been documented globally, examples o

Date published: September 14, 2020

Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean Peak Ground Accelerations for the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, 2016 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard, and 2018 International Building Code

The Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean (MCEG) peak ground acceleration (PGA) values of the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, the 2016 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard, and the 2018 International Building Code can be calculated from the downloadable data via the following equations: PGA = min[ PGA_UH, max( PGA_D84th , 0.5 ) ] where PGA_UH = uniform-hazard peak

Date published: September 14, 2020

Risk-Targeted Maximum Considered Earthquake Spectral Response Accelerations for the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, 2016 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard, and 2018 International Building Code

The Risk-Targeted Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCER) spectral response acceleration (S_S and S_1) values of the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, the 2016 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard, and the 2018 International Building Code are calculated from the downloadable data via the following equations: S_S = min[ S_SUH * C_RS , max( S_SD84th , 1.5 ) ] S_1 = min[ S_1

Date published: September 8, 2020

Updated Compilation of VS30 Data for the United States

VS30, the time-averaged shear-wave velocity (VS) to a depth of 30 meters, is a key index adopted by the earthquake engineering community to account for seismic site conditions. VS30 is typically based on geophysical measurements of VS derived from invasive and noninvasive techniques at sites of interest. Owing to cost considerations, as well as logistical and environmental concerns, V

Date published: August 18, 2020

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

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 2

Date published: August 17, 2020

Displacement and strain field from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes derived from analysis of WorldView optical satellite imagery

This Data Release contains co-seismic horizontal and vertical displacements of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes derived from sub-pixel cross correlation of WorldView satellite optical imagery. Additionally, the dataset contains the 2-dimensionsal (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) surface strain fields, inverted from the surface displacements.

Date published: July 23, 2020

Waveform Data and Metadata used to National Earthquake Information Center Deep-Learning Models

This is the supporting data used to train machine learning models used by the National Earthquake Information Center to improve pick times and classify source characteristics.

Date published: July 20, 2020

Time-lapse photography of an active coastal-bluff landslide, Mukilteo, Washington, August 2015 - May 2016

A time-lapse camera was used to document periodic reactivation of a complex landslide on a steep coastal bluff in Mukilteo, Washington. This landslide is one of four monitoring sites initiated by the U.S Geological Survey to investigate hill-slope hydrology and landslide hazards affecting the railway corridor along the eastern shore of Puget Sound between the cities of Seattle and Everett (Mi...

Date published: July 14, 2020

Field Observations With Quantitative Displacement Measurements Obtained From Surface Faulting and Ground Deformation Features Produced by the Ridgecrest M6.4 and M7.1 Earthquake Sequence of July 4 and 5, 2019: Provisional Release 1

This dataset contains a provisional release of field observations at sites of fault rupture and ground deformation features where quantitative displacement measurements were obtained. This release does not include associated photographs and some observations where there are outstanding questions about the measurements received; some duplicate observations may exist in this dataset. Photos and...