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Master earthquake catalog composed of pre-existing source catalogs for the central and eastern U.S

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

A methodology has been developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for making earthquake catalogs for seismic hazard analysis. A new catalog is assembled from several preexisting catalogs. Uniform moment magnitudes and related parameters for estimating unbiased seismicity rates are calculated. Duplicates, explosions, mining-related earthquakes, and induced earthquakes are flagged, and the catalog is declustered. Distinct catalogs are made for the central and eastern U.S. and the western U.S. This data set is the master earthquake catalog composed of several pre-existing source catalogs for the central and eastern U.S.

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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 June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Harvested from DOI EDI

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:5ad7709ce4b0e2c2dd25649c
Data Last Modified 20200818
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Metadata Type geospatial
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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