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1. Master earthquake catalog composed of all source catalogs


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Mueller, C.S., 2017, Earthquake catalogs for the 2017 Central and Eastern U.S. short-term seismic hazard model: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) makes long-term seismic hazard forecasts that are used in building codes. The hazard models usually consider only natural seismicity; non-tectonic (man-made) earthquakes are excluded because they are transitory or too small. In the past decade, however, thousands of earthquakes related to underground fluid injection have occurred in the central and eastern U.S. (CEUS), and some have caused damage. In response, the USGS is now also making short-term forecasts that account for the hazard from these induced earthquakes. A uniform earthquake catalog is assembled by combining and winnowing pre-existing, authoritative source catalogs. Seismicity statistics are analyzed to develop recurrence models, accounting [...]


Point of Contact :
Charles S. Mueller
Originator :
Mueller, Charles S.
Metadata Contact :
Ken Rukstales
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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These data are a compilation of several earthquake source catalogs that are reformatted to a standardized record that lists basic information about each earthquake. They are the foundation of all the other earthquake catalogs in this data release.

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