Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution

Metadata Updated: December 19, 2017

Global Earthquake Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid utilizing Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) Earthquake Catalog data of actual earthquake events exceeding 4.5 on the Richter scale during the time period 1976 through 2002. To produce the final output, the frequency of an earthquake hazard is calculated for each grid cell, and the resulting grid cells are then classified into deciles (10 classes consisting of an approxiamately equal number of grid cells). The greater the grid cell value in the final output, the higher the relative frequency of hazard posed by earthquakes. This data set is the result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. 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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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 19, 2017

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 19, 2017
Publisher SEDAC
Unique Identifier C179001775-SEDAC
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Program Code 026:001
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > SEDAC
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Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 1976-01-01T00:00:00Z/2002-12-31T00:00:00Z
Category NDH, geospatial

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