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Modified Mercalli Intensities (MMI) for some earthquakes in eastern North America (ENA) and empirical MMI site corrections for towns in ENA

Open-File Report 2002-109

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Abstract

Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) assignments for earthquakes in eastern North America (ENA) were used by Bakun et al. (submitted) to develop a model for eastern North America for estimating the location and moment magnitude M of earthquakes from MMI observations. MMI assignments for most of the earthquakes considered by Bakun et al. (submitted) are published. MMI assignments for 6 other earthquakes used by Bakun et al. (submitted) are listed in this report: November 18, 1755 near Cape Ann, Massachusetts; January 5, 1843 near Marked Tree, Arkansas; October 31, 1895 in southern Illinois; November 18, 1929 on the Grand Banks, Newfoundland; September 26, 1990 in southeast Missouri; and May 4, 1991 near Risco, Missouri. MMI empirical site corrections developed and used by Bakun et al. (submitted) are also listed in this report.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Modified Mercalli Intensities (MMI) for some earthquakes in eastern North America (ENA) and empirical MMI site corrections for towns in ENA
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-109
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
Report: 71 p.; Tables 1-7; Explanation for Tables 1-6; Explanation for Table 7; References
Country:
Canada;United States
State:
Arkansas;Illinois;Massachusetts;Missouri;Newfoundland
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