Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015

Open-File Report 2016-1192
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Abstract

This paper describes the tectonic summaries for all magnitude 7 and larger earthquakes in the period 2000–2015, as produced by the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center during their routine response operations to global earthquakes. The goal of such summaries is to provide important event-specific information to the public rapidly and concisely, such that recent earthquakes can be understood within a global and regional seismotectonic framework. We compile these summaries here to provide a long-term archive for this information, and so that the variability in tectonic setting and earthquake history from region to region, and sometimes within a given region, can be more clearly understood.

Suggested Citation

Hayes, G.P., Myers, E.K., Dewey, J.W., Briggs, R.W., Earle, P.S., Benz, H.M., Smoczyk, G.M., Flamme, H.E., Barnhart, W.D., Gold, R.D., and Furlong, K.P., 2017, Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1192, 148 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161192.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Event-Specific Tectonic Summaries
  • Regional Tectonic Summaries
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1192
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161192
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description Report: v, 148 p.; KMZ file
Other Geospatial Earth
Online Only (Y/N) Y