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EXPO-CAT: Population exposure to intensity for each Atlas ShakeMap


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Allen, Trevor I., Wald, David J., Earle, Paul S., Marano, Kristin D., Hotovec, Alicia J., Lin, KuoWan, and Hearne, Michael G., 2009, EXPO-CAT: Population exposure to intensity for each Atlas ShakeMap: U.S. Geological Survey,


EXPO-CAT is a catalog of human exposure to discrete levels of shaking intensity, obtained by correlating Atlas ShakeMaps with a global population database. Combining this population exposure dataset with historical earthquake loss data provides a useful resource for calibrating loss methodologies against a systematically-derived set of ShakeMap hazard outputs. EXPO-CAT is derived from two key datasets: the PAGER-CAT earthquake catalog and the Atlas of ShakeMaps. PAGER-CAT provides accurate earthquake source information necessary to compute reliable ShakeMaps in the Atlas. It also contributes loss information (i.e., number of deaths and injuries) from historical events. Using historical earthquakes in the Atlas and a gridded global [...]


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EXPO-CAT is a catalog of human population exposures to earthquakes from recent historical earthquakes used to develop global loss models for PAGER.

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