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Earthquakes in and near the northeastern United States, 1638-1998

IMAP 2737

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Abstract

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). The map shows the locations of 1,069 known earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger, and is designed for a non-technical audience. Colored circles represent earthquake locations, colored and sized by magnitude. Short descriptions, colonial-era woodcuts, newspaper headlines, and photographs summarize the dates, times of day, damage, and other effects of notable earthquakes. The base map shows color-coded elevation, shaded to emphasize relief.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Earthquakes in and near the northeastern United States, 1638-1998
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
2737
Subseries
GIS
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
Sheet 58 by 42 inches (in color)
Scale:
1