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Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_EQUAKE_HFD
Abstract: Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid 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 approximately 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).
The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format and a map in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global earthquake hazard.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)/Columbia University
Data Presentation Form: rasterOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/ndh-earthquake-frequency-...
Start Date: 1976-01-01Stop Date: 2002-01-01
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-17