Studying geodesy and earthquake hazard in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Abstract

Workshop on New Madrid Geodesy and the Challenges of Understanding Intraplate Earthquakes; Norwood, Massachusetts, 4 March 2011 Twenty-six researchers gathered for a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and FM Global to discuss geodesy in and around the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) and its relation to earthquake hazards. The group addressed the challenge of reconciling current geodetic measurements, which show low present-day surface strain rates, with paleoseismic evidence of recent, relatively frequent, major earthquakes in the region. The workshop presentations and conclusions will be available in a forthcoming USGS open-file report (http://pubs.usgs.gov).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Studying geodesy and earthquake hazard in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/2011EO380005
Volume 92
Issue 38
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 1 p.
First page 317
Last page 317
Other Geospatial New Madrid Seismic Zone