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Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands
Entry ID: USGS_mapi-2679

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Abstract: This map is intended to summarize the available quantitative information about
seismic ground motion hazard in Alaska from geologic and geophysical sources.

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak
horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration
for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 50.0   E: -130.0   W: 170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wesson, Robert L.; Frankel, Arthur D.; Mueller, Charles S.; Harmsen, Stephen C.; Rukstales, Kenneth S. (compiler)
Dataset Title: Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: map
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.0001 meters
Longitude Resolution: 0.0001 meters
ISO Topic Category
MAPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints The data are not to be used for areas outside of Alaska and the Aleutian
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Central Region, Publications, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2679

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303) 236-5486
Contact Address:
Denver Federal Center
Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: none
Phone: 303-273-8677
Email: rukstales at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, Mail Stop 966
City: Denver
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA
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Wesson, Robert L., Frankel, Arthur D., Mueller, Charles S., and Harmsen,
Stephen C., 1999, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps of Alaska: U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 99-36, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-06-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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