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Initial assessment of the intensity distribution of the 2011 Mw5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake

Seismological Research Letters

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DOI: 10.1785/0220110140

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Abstract

The intensity data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) "Did You Feel It?" (DYFI) Website (USGS, DYFI; http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/se/082311a/us/index.html, last accessed Sept 2011) for the Mw5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake, are unprecedented in their spatial richness and geographical extent. More than 133,000 responses were received during the first week following the earthquake. Although intensity data have traditionally been regarded as imprecise and generally suspect (e.g., Hough 2000), there is a growing appreciation for the potential utility of spatially rich, systematically determined DYFI data to address key questions in earthquake ground-motions science (Atkinson and Wald, 2007; Hauksson et al., 2008).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Initial assessment of the intensity distribution of the 2011 Mw5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake
Series title:
Seismological Research Letters
DOI:
10.1785/0220110140
Volume
83
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
SRL
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
9 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Country:
United States
State:
Virginia
City:
Mineral