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Data Release for Latency Testing of Wireless Emergency Alerts intended for the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system for the West Coast of the United States of America

ShakeAlert, the earthquake early warning (EEW) system for the West Coast of the United States, attempts to provides crucial warnings before strong shaking occurs. However, because the alerts are triggered only when an earthquake is already in progress, and the alert latencies and delivery times are platform dependent, the time between these warnings and the arrival of shaking is variable. The Shak

An Updated Vs30 Map for California with Geologic and Topographic Constraints

This data release provides a map of the time-averaged shear-wave velocity in the upper 30 m (Vs30) for California using the method described by Thompson and others (2014). There are two adjustments to the algorithm described by Thompson and others (2014), which is built on the geology-based Vs30 map by Wills and Clahan (2006). In this data release, we use the Wills and others (2015) updated geolog

2023 NSHM western United States GPS velocities

Global positioning system (GPS) data were compiled and processed to support models for seismic hazard assessment that will be included in the 2023 USGS National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM). This data release presents the updated GPS velocity field for the western United States. Data processing centers and field networks, seven in total, supported this work, and solutions include both survey and co

Gridded earthquake ground motions for the 2023 AASHTO Design Specifications

For designing bridges to safely resist earthquakes, the 2023 editions of the AASHTO (1) Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Bridge Design, (2) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, and (3) Guide Specifications for Seismic Isolation Design provide risk-targeted design ground motions via this data release and the corresponding USGS Seismic Design Web Services (listed below). The web services spatiall

Cascadia subduction zone database: compilation of published datasets relevant to Cascadia subduction zone earthquake hazards and tectonics (2022)

In this database, we compile and host several available onshore and offshore geologic, paleoseismic, geophysical, and instrumental datasets along the Cascadia subduction zone. The ScienceBase data release and downloadable map package is accompanied by an ArcGIS online map and StoryMap.

Earthquake-Triggered Ground Failure associated with the M7.1 2018 Southcentral, Alaska Earthquake

The November 30, 2018, magnitude (Mw) 7.1 Anchorage, Alaska earthquake triggered substantial ground failure throughout Anchorage and surrounding areas (Grant et al., 2020; Jibson et al., 2020). The earthquake was an intraslab event with a focal depth of about 47 km and an epicenter about 16 km north of the city of Anchorage. Peak ground accelerations reached ∼30% g. Despite the relatively low seve

Plotting multiple fault representations: Applications for National Seismic Hazard Model 2023 update (NSHM-faultmaps)

The National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) utilizes a fault sections database (FSD) throughout the model workflow. Working towards a 2023 NSHM release, the NSHM23 FSD encompasses a major update with the addition of new fault sections, as well as the revision of existing fault sections from prior FSD (2014). The additions and revisions were largely based on the U.S. Geological Survey's Quaternary Fau

High-rate GNSS Observations and Finite Fault Models of Moderate to Large Earthquakes

This database complements the following publication: Goldberg, D. E., D. Melgar, G. P. Hayes, B. W. Crowell, and V. J. Sahakian (2021). A Ground-Motion Model for GNSS Peak Ground Displacement, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America XX, 1-15, doi: 10.1785/0120210042. High-rate Global Navigations Satellite Systems (GNSS) data is recognized as a valuable complement to traditional inertial

Regional Finite-Fault Models of the 2019 Mw7.1 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake

This dataset complements the following publication: Goldberg, D.E. & Haynie, K.L (2021) Ready for real-time: Performance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems in 2019 Mw7.1 Ridgecrest, California, rapid response products, Seismological Research Letters, doi: 10.1785/0220210278. The availability of low-latency, high-rate Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) waveforms makes it possibl

Geothermal slide-hold-slide experiments on bare surface Westerly granite

Laboratory slide-hold-slide tests, combined with flow through tests, conducted on Westerly granite with 30 degree sawcut. Tests were conducted with a constant confining pressure of 30 MPa with an average pore pressure of 10 MPa at temperatures of 23 and 200 degC. Three fluid flow conditions were examined (1) no flow, (2) cycled flow, and (3) continuous flow.

Compilation of geologic slip rate constraints used in 1996-2014 U.S. National Seismic Hazard Models (ver. 2.0, February 2022)

A key input for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) is geologic slip rate data. 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 re

Earthquake geology inputs for the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) 2023 (western US) (ver. 2.0, February 2022)

This Data Release contains preliminary versions of two related databases: 1) A fault sections database ('NSHM23_FSD_v2'), which depicts the geometry of faults capable of hosting independent earthquakes, and 2) An earthquake geology site information database ('NSHM23_EQGeoDB_v2'), which contains fault slip-rate constraints at points. These databases were prepared in anticipation of updates to the N