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Earthquakes

Ground shaking caused by the sudden release of accumulated strain by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the earth or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth.


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Digital spatial data for the map "Earthquakes in and near the northeastern United States, 1638-1998"

The data are those used to make a large-format, colored map of earthquakes in the northeastern United States and adjacent parts of Canada and the Atlantic Ocean (Wheeler, 2000; Wheeler and others, 2001; references in Data_Quality_Information, Lineage). Th

Hydrostructural Maps of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Nevada and California--Map A: Structural Framework, Neogene Basins, and Potentiometric Surface; Map B: Structural Framework, Earthquake Epicenters, and Potential Zones of Enhanced Hydraulic Conductivity

The locations of principal faults and structural zones that may influence ground-water flow were compiled in support of a three-dimensional ground-water model for the Death Valley regional flow system (DVRFS), which covers 80,000 square km in southwestern

Digital map showing faults, lineaments, and earthquake epicenters in the Pahute Mesa 30' x 60' quadrangle, Nevada, in Arc/Info ASCII generate and Arc/Info export formats

This digital map compilation incorporates fault, air photo lineament, and earthquake epicenter data from within the Pahute Mesa 30' by 60' quadrangle, southern Nye County, Nevada (fig. 1). The compilation contributes to the U.S. Department of Energy's

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Damaging Earthquakes

This cover consists of location and size information for historical and recent earthquakes that caused Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) VI (6) or higher in the map area. There were 26 earthquakes that caused that level of damage. The most reknown are the

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Instrumental earthquake locations

This cover contains the catalog of earthquake locations, within the project boundary, recorded by the Saint Louis University and Memphis State University seismic networks from July 1974 through December 1995.

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Modified Mercalli Intensity contours for the earthquakes from December 16, 1811 at 815 GMT through June 10, 1987 at 2348 GMT

Isoseismals of historic Central U.S. earthquakes are contained in 26 separate coverages. Margaret Hopper provided these isoseismals after reexamining the intensity data and re-calculating the isoseismal contours. She generated isoseismal contours for eac

Possible Costs Associated with Investigating and Mitigating Some Geologic Hazards in Rural Parts of San Mateo County, California

This publication addresses deep-seated landslide susceptibility, debris flow susceptibility, and other geologic hazards in rural parts of western San Mateo County. The report also estimates possible costs of investigating and mitigating the landslide haz

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 1HZ050

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 1HZ250

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 3HZ050

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 3HZ250

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 5HZ050

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: 5HZ250

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: PGA050

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic-Hazard Maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands: PGA250

Probabilistic seismic hazard maps were prepared for Alaska portraying peak horizontal ground acceleration and horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2, 0.3, and 1.0 second periods with probabilities of exceedance of 10% in 50 years and 2% in 50 y

Seismic Landslide Hazard for the City of Berkeley, California

This map describes the possible hazard from earthquake-induced landslides for the city of Berkeley, CA. The hazard depicted by this map was modeled for a scenario corresponding to an M=7.1 earthquake on the Hayward, CA fault. This scenario magnitude is

Seismic Landslide Hazard for the Cities of Oakland and Piedmont, California

This map describes the possible hazard from earthquake-induced landslides for the cities of Oakland and Piedmont, CA. The hazard depicted by this map was modeled for a scenario corresponding to an M=7.1 earthquake on the Hayward, CA fault. This scenario

Map and map database of susceptibility to slope failure by sliding and earthflow in the Oakland area, California

Map data that predict the varying likelihood of landsliding can help public agencies make informed decisions on land use and zoning. This map, prepared in a geographic information system from a statistical model, estimates the relative likelihood of loca

Hazard maps of the U.S.

The coverages were created using the gridded data available from this ftp site. Most of the gridded data for the United States is at a spacing of 0.1 degrees latitude and longitude. The higher resolution data available for California, Nevada, and part of

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Reported Modified Mercalli Intensity values

This cover contains locations with intensity values associated with felt reports from damaging earthquakes in the lower Wabash Valley occurring from 1811 through 1987. Margaret Hopper collated these data from historical data gathered from previous resear

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction locations between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois

The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions have been severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoric earthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows and di

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Illinois

Over several summer field seasons from 1990 through 1994, several workers searched ditches and river banks for evidence of liquefaction. They found numerous banks with shaking-induced, pre-historic, earthquake induced sandblows and the dikes that fed them

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction locations observed in 1995 in Illinois

The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions have been severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoric earthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows and di

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction surveys in 1995 in Illinois

Over several summer field seasons from 1990 through 1994, several workers searched ditches and river banks for evidence of prehistoric earthquake liquefaction. They found numerous banks with shaking-induced sandblows and the dikes that fed them. "liq94sur

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction observations between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana

The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions have been severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoric earthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows and di

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994 in Indiana

The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions have been severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoric earthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoliquefaction features, including shaking-induced sandblows and di

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Paleoliquefaction surveys between 1990 and 1994

Note: this cover is a combination of liq94surv and liqmunsurv. The northern part of the map area and large adjacent regions have been severely shaken by one or more moderate to large prehistoric earthquakes. The evidence of these takes the form of paleoli

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Locations of stress orientations

NOTE: Location of one point, near -88.65, 38.95, was incorrect when Sheet A was published. The location is .5 degree south, and is corrected in this dataset. This cover contains locations of places where greatest horizontal compressive stress (S(Hmax)) o

Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Strong Motion Program station locations

This cover contains locations of strong motion accelerograph instruments located in the lower Wabash Valley. The instruments are operated by Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, the University of Kentucky, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Strong Mot

Geology and Resource Assessment of Costa Rica at 1:500,000 Scale--A Digital Representation of Maps of the U.S. Geological Survey's 1987 Folio I-1865

In 1986 and 1987, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Dirección General de Geología, Minas e Hidrocarburos, and the Universidad de Costa Rica conducted a mineral-resource assessment of the Republic of Costa Rica. The results were published as a large

Geologic map of the Frisco quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado

New 1:24,000-scale geologic mapping along the Interstate-70 urban corridor in western Colorado, in support of the USGS Central Region State/USGS Cooperative Geologic Mapping Project, is contributing to a more complete understanding of the stratigraphy, st

Elements of infrastructure and seismic hazard in the central United States - Database

This digital map database consists of the ESRI ARC/INFO Version 7.0.2 coverages used to generate the plates in Professional Paper 1538-M (1994). Base-data is from 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph (DLG) data (roads, railroads, streams, water bodies,

Seismotectonic maps in the vicintiy of New Madrid, Missouri database

This digital map database consists of the ESRI ARC/INFO Version 7.0.3 coverages used to generate the maps in Map Series MF-2264 A to E (Rhea and Wheeler, 1994a,b, Rhea and others, 1994, Wheeler and Rhea, 1994, Wheeler and others, 1994) and I-2521 (Rhea an