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The Earthquake Hazards Program funds research in order to provide earth science data and information essential to mitigate earthquake losses.

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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G15AC00017Steve BowmanIntermountain WestUtah EQ working groups and update of working group related databases ($43,312; January 2015 through December 2016)Utah Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report Due March 20172015
G15AP00001Kevin MayedaSouthern CaliforniaSource-Scaling Validation for Selected Southern California Earthquake Sequences and Application to Ground Motion Prediction ($75,000; December 2014 through November 2015) University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00002Roland BurgmannPacific Northwest and AlaskaLinkage between Cascadia earthquake cycle deformation and stress evolution and hazard in the western US ($72,891; December 2014 through November 2015)University of California, BerkeleyFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00003Robert Nadeau & Roland BurgmannEarthquake Physics Collaborative Research with University of California, Berkeley and Indiana University: Does Consideration of Fault Interaction Improve the Predictability of Repeating Earthquake Sequences at Parkfield? ($73,546; December 2014 through November 2015) University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00004Kaj JohnsonEarthquake Physics Does Consideration of Fault Interaction Improve the Predictability of Repeating Earthquake Sequences at Parkfield?: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and the University of California Berkeley ($18,849; December 2014 through November 2015) Indiana UniversityFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00005Don HelmbergerNationalBroadband Modeling of Large Earthquake Effects ($150,000; December 2014 through November 2016) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due February 20172015
G15AP00006Elizabeth HearnSouthern CaliforniaKinematic and Dynamic Models of the Southern California Lithosphere: Applications to Estimating Crustal Stresses and Stressing Rates ($29,000; January 2015 through December 2015)Elizabeth HearnFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00007Robert Anderson & Susan AndersonEarthquake EffectsEvaluation of Weathering on Rock Strength and Slope-Stability during Large Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with University of Michigan and University of Colorado Boulder ($28,492; December 2014 through November 2015) University of Colorado BoulderFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00008Marin ClarkEarthquake EffectsEvaluation of Weathering on Rock Strength and Slope-Stability during Large Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with University of Michigan and University of Colordao Boulder ($57,784; December 2014 through November 2015) University of MichiganFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00009Cheryl SeegerCentral and Eastern U.S.Isobath and Clay Cap Survey of the New Madrid Seismic Zone in Southeast Missouri ($49,229; December 2014 through November 2015) Missouri Department of Natural ResourcesFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00010Thomas Rockwell and Yann KlingerSouthern CaliforniaTesting Recurrence Models for a Simple Plate Boundry Fault: Paleoseismic Study of the Imperial Fault in the Region of Large 1940 Displacement ($58,875; January 2015 through January 2016)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00011James EvansEarthquake Physics The Analysis of Scaling of Fault-Related Processes:Fluid-Rock Interactions and Slip Processes from the MM to 10's KM Scale of Slip ($59,725; December 2014 through November 2015) Utah State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00012Cynthia Ebinger & Frank HorowitzCentral and Eastern U.S.Identification of Faults and Lateral Crustal Loads and their Implications for Intraplate Seismicity in CEUS: Collaborative Research with University of Rochester, Cornell University ($40,026; December 2014 through November 2015) University of RochesterFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00013Franklin Horowitz & Cynthia EbingerCentral and Eastern U.S.Identification of Faults and Lateral Crustal Loads and their Implications for Intraplate Seismicity in CEUS: Collaborative Research with University of Rochester, Cornell University ($34,179; December 2014 through November 2015) Cornell UniversityFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00014Roy Van ArsdaleCentral and Eastern U.S.Quaternary Displacement Rates on the Meeman-Shelby Fault and Joiner Ridge: Collaborative Reserch between the University of Memphis and the U.S. Geological Survey ($56,722; January 2015 through December 2015)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due March 20152015
G15AP00015Michael Hamburger and Gary PavlisCentral and Eastern U.S.Microseismicity in the Ste. Genevieve, Wabash Valley, and Rough Creek Seismic Zones using EarthScope FlexArray Data: Implications for Earthquake Hazards: Collaborative Research with Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Kentucky ($45,358; January 2015 through December 2015)Indiana UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00016Hersh GilbertCentral and Eastern U.S.Microseismicity in the Ste. Genevieve, Wabash Valley, and Rough Creek Seismic Zones using EarthScope FlexArray Data: Implications for Earthquake Hazards: Collaborative Research with Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Kentucky ($37,197; January 2015 through December 2015)Purdue UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00017Seth CarpenterCentral and Eastern U.S.Microseismicity in the Ste. Genevieve, Wabash Valley, and Rough Creek Seismic Zones using EarthScope FlexArray Data: Implications for Earthquake Hazards: Collaborative Research with Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Kentucky ($31,347;January 2015 through December 2015)University of KentuckyFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00018Shiling PeiEarthquake EffectsCalibrating Synthetic Ground Motions Damage Potential through Broadband Spectral Inversion: Collaborative Research with Colorado School of Mines and the USGS ($69,782; January 2015 through December 2015)Colorado School of MinesFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00020Eric ThompsonPacific Northwest and AlaskaNon-Spectral Ground Motion Parameters for Subduction-Zone Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with Virgina Tech and San Diego State University ($22,710; January 2015 through December 2015)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00021Adrian Rodriguez-Marek & Russell GreenPacific Northwest and AlaskaNon-Spectral Ground Motion Parameters for Subduction-Zone Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with Virgina Tech and San Diego State University ($60,987; January 2015 through December 2015)Virginia TechFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00022Kimberly BlisniukNorthern CaliforniaDetermining Long-Term Slip Rate Estimates for the Santa Cruz Mountains Section of the Northern San Andreas Fault ($49,458; January 2015 through December 2015)San Jose State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00024Joseph Coe and Jonathan NyquistEarthquake EffectsCharacterizing the Impace of Source Type, Offset, and Receiver Spacing on Experimental MASW Data Using Love Waves ($88,915; January 2015 through December 2015)Temple UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00025Michael Buga and David TrenchNorthern CaliforniaPilot Study Constraining the Piedmont Thrust Splay, Oakland, CA: Collaborative Research with Fugro Consultants, Inc. and the USGS ($34,963; January 2015 through December 2015)Fugro Consultants, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00026Mark Zellman and Dean OstenaaCentral and Eastern U.S.Geophysical and Paleoseismic Investigator of the Cheraw Fault, Southeastern Colorado ($49,779; January 2015 through December 2015)Fugro Consultants, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00028Hong Kie ThioNationalProbablistic Fault Displacement and Ground Deformation Hazard ($68,548; January 2015 through December 2015)URS Group, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00029Don HelmbergerSouthern CaliforniaHigh Resolution Studies of Basin Events: And Real-Time Seismology ($71,740; December 2014 through November 2015) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due February 20162015
G15AP00031Christopher RojahnNationalUser-Needs Workshop for the National Seimsic Hazard Mapping Project ($45,000; January 2015 through December 2015)Applied Technology CouncilFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00032Tina NiemiCentral and Eastern U.S.Paleoseismic Investigation of Possible Fault Rupture along the Cottonwood Grove Fault in Blytheville, Arkansas ($62,465; January 2015 through December 2015)University of Missouri-Kansas CityFinal Technical Report Due March 20162015
G15AP00034H. Gary GreenePacific Northwest and AlaskaInvestigation of Recent Deformation Along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System in Canada and Alaska, USA ($96,034; January 2015 through December 2016)Sitka Sound Science CenterFinal Technical Report Due March 20172015
G15AP00037Allan RubinEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic investigations of the micro-mechanical origin of rate and state friction($93,157; February 2015 through January 2016)Princeton UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20162015

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