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In March 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired seismic reflection and refraction data along an approximately 2.8-km-long profile across northwest-trending San Andreas Fault splays located at the Dos Palmas Preserve east of Salton Sea. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we collocated shots and geophones, spaced every 3 m along the profile. We used 933 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 925 P-wave shots. We generated P-wave data using one of two active sources: 400-grain Betsy-SeisgunTM shots at approximately every 90 m and a 3.5-kg sledgehammer and steel plate combination at every 3 m between the seisgun shots. All data...
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Large numerical grid used for finite element and finite volume analysis of induced seismicity in Paradox Basin. The grid construction used the boundaries of three sub-horizontal surfaces; the topography, and the top and bottom of the production formation is determined from drilling and seismic reflection profiling, yielding the surface topography and thickness variations in these data throughout the domain. The cell dimensions in the north and east directions are 200 m and the horizontal gridlines are oriented north-south and east-west. There are 245 elements in the east west direction, 241 elements in the north south direction, and 31 elements in the vertical, extending from the surface to 15 km depth. The grid...
The Geologic Hazards Science Center is located in Golden, Colorado, on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The Science Center works in the following four programs: - Earthquake Hazards Program - Landslide Hazards Program - Geomagnetism Program - Global Seismographic Network
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Currently, there are many datasets describing landslides caused by individual earthquakes, and global inventories of earthquake-induced landslides (EQIL). However, until recently, there were no datasets that provide a comprehensive description of the impacts of earthquake-induced landslide events. In this data release, we present an up-to-date, comprehensive global database containing all literature-documented earthquake-induced landslide events for the 249-year period from 1772 through August 2021. The database represents an update of the catalog developed by Seal et al. (2020), which summarized events through March 2020 and was based on the catalog developed by Nowicki Jessee et al. (2020). The revised catalog...
This data release contains supplemental data for the following paper: Nelson, A.R., DuRoss, C.B., Mahan, S.A., Gray, H.J., Engelhart, S.E., Witter, R.C., Hawkes, A.D., Horton, B.P., Kelsey, H.M., and Padgett, J.S., 2021, A maximum rupture model for the central and southern Cascadia subduction zone—assessing ages for coastal evidence of megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis: Quaternary Science Reviews 261, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106922. The data include a compilation of new and previously published radiocarbon ages from the original cores from Bradley Lake of Kelsey et al. (2005; odt format), and tables of new and previously published radiocarbon data for 7 of the 13 tidal wetland sites along the...
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In August 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high-resolution P- and S-wave seismic data near six Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) recording stations in southern California: CI.OLI Olinda; CI.SRN Serrano; CI.MUR Murrieta; CI.LCG La Cienega; CI.RUS Rush; and CI.STC Santa Clara (Figure 1). These strong-motion recording stations are located inside Southern California Edison electrical substations, critical infrastructures that provide essential services to millions of customers. The primary goals of the seismic survey were to understand the potential for amplified ground shaking and to evaluate lateral variability in shear-wave velocity at these sites. We deployed up to 88 geophones at 2-m or 4-m...
Earthquake-triggered ground-failure, such as landsliding and liquefaction, can contribute significantly to losses, but our current ability to accurately include them in earthquake hazard analyses is limited. The development of robust and transportable models requires access to numerous inventories of ground failure triggered by earthquakes that span a broad range of terrains, shaking characteristics, and climates. We present an openly accessible, centralized earthquake-triggered ground-failure inventory repository in the form of a ScienceBase Community to provide open access to these data, and help accelerate progress. The Community hosts digital inventories created by both USGS and non-USGS authors. We present...
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In May 2019, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high resolution P- and S-wave seismic data near six seismic network recording stations in San Bernardino County, California: Southern California Seismic Network CI.CLT Calelectic, CI.MLS Mira Loma, CI.CJM Cajon Mountain and CI.HLN Highland; California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program station CE.23542; and US National Strong-Motion Network station NP.5326 (Figure 1). The primary goals of the seismic survey were to better understand the potential for amplified ground shaking, to evaluate lateral variability in shear-wave velocity, and to calculate Vs30 at these sites. We deployed up to 67 DTCC SmartSolo 3-component seismometer systems ("nodes") at 2-m spacing...
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The USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center (GHSC) in Golden, CO maintains a GIS server with services pertaining to various geologic hazard disciplines involving earthquakes and landslides. The online link provides an overview of the structure of this server and also outlines the GIS data it contains. The folders named eq (earthquakes), haz (earthquake hazards), and ls (landlsides) contain services with data associated with each discipline.
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Airborne magnetic surveys were conducted in Oklahoma from August 11th, 2017-October 28th, 2017, by Goldak Airborne Surveys. Here we present downloadable flight line data from those surveys in comma-separated values (csv format). Three areas were flown along a draped surface with a nominal survey height above ground of 120 meters. The flight line spacing for these areas was 200 to 400 m for Area 123, in southwestern Oklahoma; 1000 m for Area 4, in northwestern Oklahoma, and 800 m for Area 5, in north-central Oklahoma. For each area control lines were flown at ten times the traverse line spacing. The surveys were flown to map subsurface geologic variations including ancient magmatic bodies, faults, and other geologic...
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In November 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high-resolution P- and S-wave seismic data across the surface trace of the West Napa Fault zone at Saintsbury Winery in Napa, California. We acquired seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 115-m-long profile across the known surface rupture zone of the West Napa Fault zone. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we co-located shots and geophones, spaced every meter along the profile. We used 116 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 116 P-wave shots. We also used 116 SercelTM L28-LBH S-wave (4.5-Hz horizontal-component) geophones with a sensitivity of...
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This three-dimensional (3D) seismic velocity model includes a detailed domain covering the greater San Francisco Bay urban region and a regional domain at a coarser resolution covering a larger region. Version 21.0 is a re-release of v08.3.0 in a new storage scheme. The model was constructed by assigning elastic properties (density, Vp, Vs, Qp, and Qs) to grids of points based on the geologic unit and depth from the ground surface. The model is stored in HDF5 files using the GeoModelGrids (https://geomodelgrids.readthedocs.io) storage scheme (see the README.md file for an overview). GeoModelGrids provides a high-level interface for accessing the model. The model can also be accessed using the HDF5 application programming...
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Note: this data release has been superseded by version 2.0, available here: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9RG3MBE. Currently, there are many datasets describing landslides caused by individual earthquakes, and global inventories of earthquake-induced landslides (EQIL). However, until recently, there were no datasets that provide a comprehensive description of the impacts of earthquake-induced landslide events. In this data release, we present an up-to-date, comprehensive global database containing all literature-documented earthquake-induced landslide events for the 244-year period from 1772 through May 2020.The database represents an update of the catalog developed by Nowicki Jessee et al. (2020), which summarized...
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This three-dimensional (3D) seismic velocity model includes a detailed domain covering the greater San Francisco Bay urban region and a regional domain at a coarser resolution covering a larger region. Version 21.1 updates only the detailed domain with adjustments to the elastic properties east and north of the San Francisco Bay. There are no changes to the underlying 3D geologic model or the regional domain seismic velocity model. Version 21.1 of the detailed domain fits seamlessly inside version 21.0 of the regional domain without any jumps in elastic properties across the boundary between the two domains. The model was constructed by assigning elastic properties (density, Vp, Vs, Qp, and Qs) to grids of points...
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This map shows the potential of widespread slope failures, in terms of Newmark displacement (measured in centimeters), triggered by a M7.0 scenario earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the 10-county area surrounding the San Francisco Bay region, California. The cumulative downslope displacement of hillslopes is calculated using a simplified Newmark rigid sliding block slope stability model utilizing four primary datasets: a regional-scale geologic map of the study area, geologic strength parameters compiled as part of the California Geological Survey Seismic Hazard Mapping Program, earthquake shaking data from the USGS ShakeMap developed for this scenario, and 10-meter digital elevation data from the USGS 2009 National...
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This map shows the potential of widespread slope failures, in terms of landslide probability, triggered by a M7.0 scenario earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the 10-county area surrounding the San Francisco Bay region, California. The likelihood of landsliding was evaluated using an equation developed by Jibson and others (2000) that estimates landslide probability as a function of predicted Newmark displacement. Based on this equation, four landslide probability categories are established with their corresponding percent likelihood and displacement ranges: Low (0-2%; 0-1 cm), Moderate (2-15%; 1-5 cm), High (15-32%; 5-15 cm), and Very High (>32%; >15 cm).The seismic-landslide probability map covers the counties...
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The dataset includes a table of processed ground motions from tectonic and volcanic events occurring on Hawaii during 2018.
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In September 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high resolution P- and S-wave seismic data across the suspected trace of the West Napa Fault zone in St. Helena, California, approximately 70 m north of the previous seismic survey conducted in April 2017 (Chan et al., 2018). We acquired seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 75-m-long profile across the expected trend of the West Napa Fault zone. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we co-located shots and geophones, spaced every 1 and 2 m along the profile. We used 77 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 60 P-wave shots, and 77 SercelTM L28-LBH S-wave...
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These data include observations of liquefaction from ten earthquakes. The data are provided as a feature collection in a GeoJSON file format. Individual features are either points or polygons. Each feature has a single attribute called "earthquake" which gives the name and year of the earthquake associated with the liquefaction feature.
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Provides and applies relevant earthquake science information and knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing the information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.


map background search result map search result map Liquefaction observations from ten earthquakes in the US, Japan, China, and Taiwan Radiocarbon ages, age-model code, and other supplemental data for Nelson et al. (2021), A maximum rupture model for the central and southern Cascadia subduction zone—assessing ages for coastal evidence of megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis Landslide Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Region. The HayWired Earthquake Scenario Landslide Probability in the San Francisco Bay Region. The Haywired Earthquake Scenario Airborne Magnetic Surveys over Oklahoma, 2017 2015 high resolution seismic acquisition at Dos Palmas Preserve, Mecca, California 2017b high resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California Three-dimensional grid of properties used to analyze induced seismicity recorded from 1991 to 2012 at Paradox Valley, Colorado Database of ground motions from tectonic and volcanic events, Hawaii, 2018 High-resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone at Saintsbury Winery, Napa, California High-resolution seismic data acquired at six Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) recording stations in 2017 High-resolution seismic data acquired at six seismic network recording stations in San Bernardino County, California in 2019 San Francisco Bay region 3D seismic velocity model v21.0 San Francisco Bay region 3D seismic velocity model v21.1 2017b high resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California 2015 high resolution seismic acquisition at Dos Palmas Preserve, Mecca, California High-resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone at Saintsbury Winery, Napa, California High-resolution seismic data acquired at six seismic network recording stations in San Bernardino County, California in 2019 Three-dimensional grid of properties used to analyze induced seismicity recorded from 1991 to 2012 at Paradox Valley, Colorado High-resolution seismic data acquired at six Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) recording stations in 2017 Landslide Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Region. The HayWired Earthquake Scenario Landslide Probability in the San Francisco Bay Region. The Haywired Earthquake Scenario Radiocarbon ages, age-model code, and other supplemental data for Nelson et al. (2021), A maximum rupture model for the central and southern Cascadia subduction zone—assessing ages for coastal evidence of megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis Airborne Magnetic Surveys over Oklahoma, 2017 Database of ground motions from tectonic and volcanic events, Hawaii, 2018 San Francisco Bay region 3D seismic velocity model v21.0 San Francisco Bay region 3D seismic velocity model v21.1 Liquefaction observations from ten earthquakes in the US, Japan, China, and Taiwan