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The NSHMP is currently planning a series of public workshops for the spring of 2022 to present 2023 NSHM draft model results. Dates for these workshops will be posted here, once finalized.
Workshops for the 2023 50-State Update of the NSHMs
- Seismic Directivity Worksop - October 28-29, 2021 (contact: Kyle Withers)
- Coastal Plain Amplification Workshop - October 5 and 7, 2020 (contact: Oliver Boyd)
- Intermountain West Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model Workshop - November 10, 2020 (contact: Alex Hatem)
- California Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model Workshop - November 12, 2020 (contact: Alex Hatem)
- Pacific Northwest Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model Workshop - November 17, 2020 (contact: Alex Hatem)
- 2023 50-State Update of the NSHMs Kickoff Meeting - January 22, 2021
- Recurrence Models for Earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone - February 23, 2021
- 2023 Update to the Alaska NSHM - May 25, 2021 (Alaska NSHM Update contact: Peter Powers; Alaska Workshop contact: Allison Shumway)
- CEUS Earthquake Geology Workshop - June 22, 2021
- NSHM User-Needs Workshop - June 28–30, 2021
- NGA-Subduction workshop – July 9, 2021
Workshops for the 2021 Hawaii Hazard Maps
Workshops for the 2018 National Hazard Maps
- 2018 NSHM Update Workshop - March 7-8th, 2018
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