Digital spatial data for the map "Earthquakes in and near the northeastern United States, 1638-1998"

Metadata Updated: May 1, 2019

The data are those used to make a large-format, colored map of earthquakes in the northeastern United States and adjacent parts of Canada and the Atlantic Ocean (Wheeler, 2000; Wheeler and others, 2001; references in Data_Quality_Information, Lineage). The map shows the locations of 1,069 known earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger, and is designed for a non-technical audience. Colored circles represent earthquake locations, colored and sized by magnitude. Short descriptions, colonial-era woodcuts, newspaper headlines, and photographs summarize the dates, times of day, damage, and other effects of notable earthquakes. The base map shows color-coded elevation, shaded to emphasize relief.

Access & Use Information

License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 13, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI CKAN Harvest Source

Graphic Preview

Greatly reduced image of map sheet (288x209 pixels, 39k bytes).

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 13, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -66.0
Bbox North Lat 48.0
Bbox South Lat 38.0
Bbox West Long -81.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Greatly reduced image of map sheet (288x209 pixels, 39k bytes).
Graphic Preview File http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2737//i-2737.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Guid
Harvest Object Id 2e69b28c-98dc-4043-9017-7330b48c18d8
Harvest Source Id 34ce571b-cb98-4e0b-979f-30f9ecc452c5
Harvest Source Title DOI CKAN Harvest Source
Licence This earthquake catalog was compiled for educational and display purposes only, and should not be used for scientific, engineering, or hazards purposes. Reasons are described in text on the map, and in Wheeler (2000; reference in Lineage). Although these digital spatial data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, they are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from their authorized or unauthorized use.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester true
Temporal Extent Begin 1638-06-11
Temporal Extent End 1998-12-29

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