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Global Earthquake Mortality Risks and Distribution
Entry ID: CIESIN_CHRR_NDH_EQUAKE_MRD

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Summary
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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Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: -58.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SUSTAINABILITY >ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >MORTALITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
SOCIETY


Project
NDH >Natural Disaster Hotspots    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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