Workshop on New Madrid geodesy and the challenges of understanding intraplate earthquakes

Open-File Report 2013-1004
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Abstract

On March 4, 2011, 26 researchers gathered in Norwood, Massachusetts, for a workshop sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and FM Global to discuss geodesy in and around the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) and its relation to earthquake hazard. 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. Several researchers were invited by the organizing committee to give overview presentations while all participants were encouraged to present their most recent ideas. The overview presentations appear in this report along with a set of recommendations.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Workshop on New Madrid geodesy and the challenges of understanding intraplate earthquakes
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2013-1004
DOI 10.3133/ofr20131004
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description iv, 35 p.; Presentations
First page i
Last page 35
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y