[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='TECTONICS', Variable_Level_1='EARTHQUAKES']
Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_EQUAKE_HFD
Abstract: Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 by 2.5 minute global utilizing Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Earthquake Catalog
data of actual earthquake events exceeding 4.5 on the Richter scale during the time period 1976 through 2002. To produce the final output, the frequency of an earthquake hazard is
calculated for each grid cell, and the resulting grid cells are ... then classified into deciles (10 classes consisting of an approxiamately equal number of grid cells). The greater the grid
cell value in the final output, the higher the relative frequency of hazard posed by earthquakes. This dataset is the result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for
Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global earthquake hazard.
Data Set Citation
Start Date: 1976-01-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
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