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Nicolas Luco

Supervisory Research Civil Engineer

Geologic Hazards Science Center

Email: nluco@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 303-273-8683
Fax: 303-273-8600
ORCID: 0000-0002-5763-9847

Location
1711 Illinois St
P.O. Box 25046
Mail Stop 966
Denver , CO 80225-0046
US

Supervisor: Mark D Petersen
Each of the downloadable files below contains spectral response accelerations at 22 periods on a grid of latitudes and longitudes that cover this geographic region. See the parent item for how Risk-Targeted Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCER) spectral response accelerations are derived from the data in these files.
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 = uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration; PGAD84th = 84th-percentile peak ground acceleration; and 0.6 or 0.5 = deterministic lower limit peak ground acceleration. These peak ground...
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It is well know that every earthquake can spawn others (e.g., as aftershocks), and that such triggered events can be large and damaging, as recently demonstrated by L’Aquila, Italy and Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes. In spite of being an explicit USGS strategic-action priority (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1088; page 32), the USGS currently lacks an automated system with which to forecast such events and official protocols for disseminating the potential implications. This capability, known as Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF), could provide valuable situational awareness to emergency managers, the public, and other entities interested in preparing for potentially damaging earthquakes. With the various...
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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 geo-referenced tiff (GeoTIFF).
Each of the downloadable files below contains spectral response accelerations at 22 periods on a grid of latitudes and longitudes that cover this geographic region. See the parent item for how Risk-Targeted Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCER) spectral response accelerations are derived from the data in these files.
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