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Seismic Hazards of the US
Entry ID: Seismic_Hazard_USGS

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Summary
Abstract: The hazard maps depict probabilistic ground motions and spectral response
with 10%, 5%, and 2% probabilities of exceedance (PE) in 50 years. These
maps correspond to return times of approximately 500, 1000, and 2500 years,
respectively. The maps are based on the assumption that earthquake
occurrence is Poissonian, so that the probability of occurrence is
time-independent.

The maps cover all of the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska along with
other pertinent information related to earthquake hazards.
Related URL
Description: Metadata record of the National Seismic Hazard Maps from the USGS National
Seismic Hazard Mapping Project, is available here.
Service Citation
Title: Seismic Hazards of the US
Provider: USGS
URL: http://eqhazmaps.usgs.gov/
Service Keywords
HAZARDS MANAGEMENT >HAZARDS MITIGATION Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >GEOLOGICAL ADVISORIES >EARTHQUAKES Parameter Definition
HAZARDS MANAGEMENT >HAZARDS PLANNING Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Use Constraints "Although these maps have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, no
warranty, expressed or implied is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the
maps and related material nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any
such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection
therewith."
Ancillary Keywords
Faults
US
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Service Provider
DOI/USGS/GD/EHP/H&P > Hazards & Preparedness, Earthquake Hazards Program, Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Service Organization URL: http://eqhazmaps.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DAVID APPLEGATE
Phone: 703-648-6714
Email: applegate at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS/Earthquake Hazards Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 905
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-04-29
SERF Last Revision Date: 2005-11-09
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