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Seismicity map of the State of New York

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1282

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Abstract

The earthquake data shown on this map and listed in table 1 are a list of earthquakes that were originally used in preparing the Seismic Risk Studies in the United States in the United States (Algermissen, 1969) which have been recompiled and updated through 1977.  These data have been reexamined which resulted in some revisions of epicenters and intensities as well as assignment of intensities to earthquakes that previously had none assigned.  Intensity values were updated from new and additional data sources that were not available at the time of original compilation.  Some epicenters were relocated on the basis of new information.  The data shown in table 1 are estimates of the most accurate epicenter, magnitude, and intensity of each earthquake, on the basis of historical and current information.  Some of the aftershocks from large earthquakes are listed but are incomplete in many instances, especially for ones that occurred before seismic instruments were in universal usage. Only earthquakes located within the borders of the state of New York are listed. Many earthquakes actually located in Canada were felt in localities within New York and are listed in the literature as a New York event.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Seismicity map of the State of New York
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1282
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
57.81 x 26.88 inches
Country:
United States
State:
New York
Scale:
1000000