
For background, please see the Parent Item. The Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean (MCEG) peak ground acceleration (PGA) values of the 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and the 2010 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard are calculated from the data in the downloadable files below, via the following equations: PGA = min[ PGAUH , max( PGAD84th , 0.6 ) ] for the 2009 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions; PGA = min[ PGAUH , max( PGAD84th , 0.5 ) ] for the 2010 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard; where PGAUH = uniformhazard peak ground acceleration; PGAD84th = 84thpercentile peak ground acceleration; and 0.6 or 0.5 = deterministic lower limit peak ground acceleration. These peak ground...

A comparison of the 2017 USGS South America seismic hazard model with the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) model and the 2010 USGS preliminary model was made to see how the models differ. The comparisons were made as ratios of PGA at 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years. Ratio maps of each comparison are included as a georeferenced tiff (GeoTIFF).

A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on unmodeled faults. This data set represents the results of calculations of hazard curves for a grid of points with a spacing of 0.1 degrees in latitude and longitude. This particular data set is for peak ground acceleration with a 10 percent probability of exceedance in 50 years.
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Earthquake,
Ecuador,
French Guiana,
Guyana,
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Paraguay,
Peru,
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South America,
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Trinidad and Tobago,
Uruguay,
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A seismic hazard model for South America, based on a smoothed (gridded) seismicity model, a subduction model, a crustal fault model, and a ground motion model, has been produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These models are combined to account for ground shaking from earthquakes on known faults as well as earthquakes on unmodeled faults. This data set represents the results of calculations of hazard curves for a grid of points with a spacing of 0.1 degrees in latitude and longitude. This particular data set is for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2second period with a 50 percent probability of exceedance in 50 years.
Categories: Data;
Types: Citation,
Downloadable,
Map Service,
OGC WFS Layer,
OGC WMS Layer,
Shapefile;
Tags: Argentina,
Bolivia,
Brazil,
Chile,
Colombia, All tags...
Earthquake,
Ecuador,
French Guiana,
Guyana,
Hazard,
Panama,
Paraguay,
Peru,
Risk,
Seismic,
South America,
Suriname,
Trinidad and Tobago,
Uruguay,
Venezuela, Fewer tags

Seismic hazard curves were determined using the USGS seismic hazard model for South America. The curves represent the annual rate of exceedance versus peak horizontal acceleration or horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2 or 1.0second periods, for a grid of points with a spacing of 0.1 degrees in latitude and longitude. The hazard curves were used to prepare maps and gridded data that portray peak horizontal acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2 and 1.0second periods with a 2%, 10%, and 50% probability of exceedance in 50 years, and a uniform site condition (Vs30) of 760 m/sec. MMI maps for 2%, 10%, and 50% probability of exceedance in 50 years were derived from PGA...

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