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Paleoseismic targets, seismic hazard, and urban areas in the Central and Eastern United States

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

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DOI: 10.1785/0120060007

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Abstract

Published geologic information from the central and eastern United States identifies 83 faults, groups of sand blows, named seismic zones, and other geological features as known or suspected products of Quaternary tectonic faulting. About one fifth of the features are known to contain faulted Quaternary materials or seismically induced liquefaction phenomena, but the origin and associated seismic hazard of most of the other features remain uncertain. Most of the features are in or near large urban areas. The largest cluster of features is in the Boston-Washington urban corridor (2005 estimated population: 50 million). The proximity of most features to populous areas identifies paleoseismic targets with potential to impact urban-hazard estimates.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Paleoseismic targets, seismic hazard, and urban areas in the Central and Eastern United States
Series title:
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
DOI:
10.1785/0120060007
Volume
98
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1572
Last page:
1580