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Modified Mercalli intensity assignments for the May 16, 1909, Northern Plains earthquake

Open-File Report 2010-1185

This report supersedes USGS Open-File Report 2009-1184
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Abstract

We use newspaper accounts from the United States and Canada to assign modified Mercalli intensity (MMI) at 90 towns for the May 16, 1909 Northern Plains earthquake. Our MMI assignments generally are consistent with those plotted on Nuttli's (1976) isoseiemal map. The earthquake was felt over more than 1,500,000 km2 in the states of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming and the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Modified Mercalli intensity assignments for the May 16, 1909, Northern Plains earthquake
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1185
Edition:
Version 1.1; Revised 2011
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Hazards Program - Northern California
Description:
iii, 96 p.; Tables Folder
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y