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Global Earthquake Mortality Risks and DistributionEntry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_EQUAKE_MRD
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 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.
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