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Central US earthquake catalog for hazard maps of Memphis, Tennessee

Engineering Geology

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DOI: 10.1016/S0013-7952(01)00046-1

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Abstract

An updated version of the catalog that was used for the current national probabilistic seismic-hazard maps would suffice for production of large-scale hazard maps of the Memphis urban area. Deaggregation maps provide guidance as to the area that a catalog for calculating Memphis hazard should cover. For the future, the Nuttli and local network catalogs could be examined for earthquakes not presently included in the catalog. Additional work on aftershock removal might reduce hazard uncertainty. Graphs of decadal and annual earthquake rates suggest completeness at and above magnitude 3 for the last three or four decades. Any additional work on completeness should consider the effects of rapid, local population changes during the Nation's westward expansion. ?? 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Central US earthquake catalog for hazard maps of Memphis, Tennessee
Series title:
Engineering Geology
DOI:
10.1016/S0013-7952(01)00046-1
Volume
62
Issue:
1-3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
19
Last page:
29
Number of Pages:
11