Development of final a-fault rupture models for WGCEP/ NSHMP Earthquake Rate Model 2

Open-File Report 2007-1437- G
Prepared in cooperation with the California Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center
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This appendix discusses how we compute the magnitude and rate of earthquake ruptures for the seven Type-A faults (Elsinore, Garlock, San Jacinto, S. San Andreas, N. San Andreas, Hayward-Rodgers Creek, and Calaveras) in the WGCEP/NSHMP Earthquake Rate Model 2 (referred to as ERM 2. hereafter). By definition, Type-A faults are those that have relatively abundant paleoseismic information (e.g., mean recurrence-interval estimates). The first section below discusses segmentation-based models, where ruptures are assumed be confined to one or more identifiable segments. The second section discusses an un-segmented-model option, the third section discusses results and implications, and we end with a discussion of possible future improvements. General background information can be found in the main report.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Development of final a-fault rupture models for WGCEP/ NSHMP Earthquake Rate Model 2
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2007-1437
Chapter G
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071437G
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Hazards Program, Earthquake Science Center, Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description iii, 59 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Appendix G in The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 2 (UCERF 2)
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