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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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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...
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...
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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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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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 events through 2016. The revised catalog contains 264 historical earthquakes, 153 of which include documented landslide...
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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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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.
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Seismic hazard assessments depend on an accurate prediction of ground motion, which in turn depends on a base knowledge of three-dimensional variations in density, seismic velocity, and attenuation. The datasets here are components of a National Crustal Model that couples geologic characteristics and geophysical parameters using a physical theoretical foundation combined with measured data for calibration. The model is intended to be internally consistent and seamless on a national scale; care is also taken to maximize consistency with existing regional models. An initial version of the model components are defined for the western U.S. on a 1-km grid. While the current focus of this effort is on improving estimates...
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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 near Buhman Avenue in Napa, California. We acquired seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 117-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 118 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 118 P-wave shots. We also used 118 SercelTM L28-LBH S-wave (4.5-Hz horizontal-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 31.3...
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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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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...


    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 Components of the USGS National Crustal Model 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 imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone at Buhman Avenue, Napa, California 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 imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone at Buhman Avenue, Napa, California Three-dimensional grid of properties used to analyze induced seismicity recorded from 1991 to 2012 at Paradox Valley, Colorado 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 Components of the USGS National Crustal Model Liquefaction observations from ten earthquakes in the US, Japan, China, and Taiwan