Earthquakes, ShakeMap

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Abstract

ShakeMap® is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary purpose is to provide post-earthquake situational awareness for emergency management and response as well as damage and loss estimation. The availability of ShakeMaps immediately after a significant earthquake is critical for the identification of areas likely to be most damaged. Principal users include first responders, utility companies, response and aid agencies, scientists and engineers, and the media. Maps are made publicly available via the Internet within several minutes of an earthquake’s occurrence. ShakeMap is widely deployed in seismically active, well-instrumented portions of the USA and internationally in numerous countries including Italy, Iceland, Greece, Costa Rica, and Switzerland, among others, and the US...

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Earthquakes, ShakeMap
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-10475-7_182-1
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics
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