U.S. Seismic Hazard Maps – Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Samoa and the Pacific Islands, and Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

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Seismic hazard maps for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Samoa and the Pacific Islands, and Guam.

Map of Puerto Rico with color-shaded contours

Puerto Rico seismic hazard map showing peak ground acceleration (%g) total mean hazard map for 2% probability of exceedance in 50 years for a firm rock site (VS30 = 760 m/s). (Public domain.) Click for larger version.

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

2003

Gridded seismic hazard curve data, gridded ground motion data, and mapped gridded ground motion values are available for the 2003 Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Seismic Hazard Model. Probabilistic seismic hazard data and maps are available for peak ground acceleration (PGA) and 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second spectral acceleration at probability levels of 2 percent in 50 years and 10 percent in 50 years, assuming firm rock soil conditions at 760 m/s. Development of the 2003 Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Seismic Hazard Model is documented at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr03379.

This dataset is considered a legacy dataset. The original dataset was uploaded to the USGS website at the time of publication of the seismic hazard model (2003) but was later moved over the the USGS ScienceBase Catalog (2019). The original dataset was assumed to be complete and accurate, but may contain inconsistencies when compared to more recent, actively maintained datasets.

Samoa and the Pacific Islands

Gridded seismic hazard curve data, gridded ground motion data, and mapped gridded ground motion values are available for the 2012 American Samoa and Neighboring South Pacific Islands Seismic Hazard Model. Probabilistic seismic hazard data and maps of American Samoa and Neighboring South Pacific Islands for peak ground acceleration (PGA) and 0.2 and 1.0 second spectral acceleration at probability levels of 2 percent in 50 years (annual probability of 0.000404) and 10 percent in 50 years (annual probability of 0.0021), assuming firm rock soil conditions at 760 m/s, are available. Additionally, seismicity catalogs, deaggregation data, deterministic hazard data, and site-specific hazard data are available. Development of the 2012 American Samoa and Neighboring South Pacific Islands Seismic Hazard Model is documented in the USGS Open-File Report 2012-1087 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1087/).

This dataset is considered a legacy dataset. The original dataset was uploaded to the USGS website at the time of publication of the seismic hazard model (2012) but was later moved over the the USGS ScienceBase Catalog (2019). The original dataset was assumed to be complete and accurate, but may contain inconsistencies when compared to more recent, actively maintained datasets.

2012

Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

Gridded seismic hazard curve data, gridded ground motion data, and mapped gridded ground motion values are available for the 2012 Guam and Northern Mariana Islands Seismic Hazard Model. Probabilistic seismic hazard data and maps of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands for peak ground acceleration (PGA) and 0.2 and 1.0 second spectral acceleration at probability levels of 2 percent in 50 years (annual probability of 0.000404) and 10 percent in 50 years (annual probability of 0.0021), assuming firm rock soil conditions at 760 m/s, are available. Development of the 2012 Guam and Northern Mariana Islands Seismic Hazard Model is documented in the USGS Open-File Report 2012-1015 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1015/).

This dataset is considered a legacy dataset. The original dataset was uploaded to the USGS website at the time of publication of the seismic hazard model (2012) but was later moved over the the USGS ScienceBase Catalog (2019). The original dataset was assumed to be complete and accurate, but may contain inconsistencies when compared to more recent, actively maintained datasets.

2012