Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015
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.
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
- Event-Specific Tectonic Summaries
- Regional Tectonic Summaries
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Geologic Hazards Science Center|
|Description||Report: v, 148 p.; KMZ file|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|