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Model uncertainties of the 2002 update of California seismic hazard maps

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

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DOI: 10.1785/0120050017

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Abstract

In this article we present and explore the source and ground-motion model uncertainty and parametric sensitivity for the 2002 update of the California probabilistic seismic hazard maps. Our approach is to implement a Monte Carlo simulation that allows for independent sampling from fault to fault in each simulation. The source-distance dependent characteristics of the uncertainty maps of seismic hazard are explained by the fundamental uncertainty patterns from four basic test cases, in which the uncertainties from one-fault and two-fault systems are studied in detail. The California coefficient of variation (COV, ratio of the standard deviation to the mean) map for peak ground acceleration (10% of exceedance in 50 years) shows lower values (0.1-0.15) along the San Andreas fault system and other class A faults than along class B faults (0.2-0.3). High COV values (0.4-0.6) are found around the Garlock, Anacapa-Dume, and Palos Verdes faults in southern California and around the Maacama fault and Cascadia subduction zone in northern California.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Model uncertainties of the 2002 update of California seismic hazard maps
Series title:
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
DOI:
10.1785/0120050017
Volume
95
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
2040
Last page:
2057
Number of Pages:
18