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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
G15AC00141Heather DeShon & Beatrice MagnaniGeneralNorth Texas Earthquake Study and Network Operations ($122,337; May 2015 through May 2016)Southern Methodist University Inc.Final Technical Report due August 20172015
G15AC00330Thomas Heaton & Egill HaukssonEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with UCB, CalTech, UW & UO (EEW3)($1,731,700; August 2015 through July 2017) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due October 20172015
G15AC00331Richard Allen & Margaret HellwegEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with UCB, CalTech, UW & UO (EEW4)($1,211,100; August 2015 through July 2017) University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due October 20172015
G15AC00332John Vidale & Paul BodinEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with UCB, CalTech, UW & UO (EEW1)($742,727; August 2015 through July 2017) University of WashingtonFinal Technical Report due October 20172015
G15AC00333Douglas Toomey & Amanda ThomasEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with UCB, CalTech, UW & UO (EEW2)($361,416; August 2015 through July 2017) University of OregonFinal Technical Report due October 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
G15AP00020Kim OlsenPacific 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 2016)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due March 20172015
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 2016)Virginia TechFinal Technical Report Due March 20172015
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 August 2016)San Jose State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due November 20162015
G15AP00023Glenn BiasiIntermountain WestStringing Pearls on the Wasatch Fault Zone to Objectively Evaluate Earthquake Rupture Length and Fault Segmentation ($40,528; April 2015 through March 2016) University of Nevada, RenoFinal Technical Report due June 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
G15AP00030Terry Pavlis & Jose HurtadoIntermountain WestQuaternary Faulting and Urban Seismic Hazards in the El Paso Metropolitan Area ($79,597; February 2015 through February 2016)University of Texas El PasoFinal Technical Report due May 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
G15AP00039Reed BurgetteSouthern CaliforniaRefining Estimates of Late Quaternay Slip Rate Along the Central Sierra Madre Fault Zone, Southern California ($74,908; March 2015 through February 2016) New Mexico State UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00042Lee LibertyPacific Northwest and AlaskaHolocene Coseismic Rupture Patterns near Kodiak Island: A Collaborative Project with USGS Personnel ($79,865; March 2015 through May 2016) Boise State UniversityFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00043Zhigang PengPacific Northwest and AlaskaProbing Dynamic Interactions betweenthe Haida Gwaii and Craig Earthquakes and Implications for Southeast Alaska Faults: Collaborative Research with the University of Texas at Austin and Georgia Institute of Technology ($45,000; March 2015 through February 2016) Georgia Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due May 20162015
G15AP00044Jacob WalterPacific Northwest and AlaskaProbing Dynamic Interactions betweenthe Haida Gwaii and Craig Earthquakes and Implications for Southeast Alaska Faults: Collaborative Research with the University of Texas at Austin and Georgia Institute of Technology ($49,996; March 2015 through February 2016) University of Texas AustinFinal Technical Report Due May 20162015
G15AP00047C. Guney Olgun, Adrian Rodriquez-Marek & Martin ChapmanCentral and Eastern U.S.Seismic Hazard Mapping of the National Capital Region using Random Field Models ($87,456; March 2015 through March 2016)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00048Anne EggerIntermountain WestEarthquake Hazard Assessment of the Winter Rim Fault System, Eastern Oregon ($61,851; June 2015 through June 2016) Central Washington UniversityFinal Technical Report due September 20162015
G15AP00049Deborah KilbPacific Northwest and AlaskaAssessing the Hazard of Large Aftershocks in Alaska ($46,757; April 2015 through March 2016) University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00051Jeffrey FreymuellerPacific Northwest and AlaskaGeodetic Contributions to the Alaska Hazard Maps: Collaborative Research with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Purdue University ($80,644; April 2015 through March 2016) Universityof Alaska FairbanksFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00052Carl TapePacific Northwest and AlaskaCharacterization of Crustal Faulting in Southern Alasks using Moment Tensors Derived from the Full Seismic Waveforms ($91,916; April 2015 through March 2016) University of Alaska FairbanksFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00053Natalia Ruppert & Jeffrey FreymuellerPacific Northwest and AlaskaCharacterization of Earthquake Sources in Near-Real Time along the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone using Continuous Seismic and High Rate GPS Data ($75,607; April 2015 through March 2016) University of Alaska FairbanksFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00054Lee LibertyIntermountain WestSeismic Profiling in Downtown Salt Lake City: Mapping the Wasatch Fault with Seismic Velocity and Reflection Methods from a land Streamer ($39,977; April 2015 through April 2016)Boise State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due July 20162015
G15AP00055Satish PullammanappallilIntermountain WestDetermination of Deep Shear-Velocity Structure acros the Reno-Area Basin ($48,802; March 2015 through March 2016) Optim Seismic Data SolutionsFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00056Julie ElliottPacific Northwest and AlaskaGeodetic Contributions to the Alaska Hazard Maps: Collaborative Research with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Purdue University ($51,181; April 2015 through March 2016) Purdue UniversityFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00057Zheqiang Shi & Steven DayEarthquake EffectsStudy of Hanging-Wall Effect on Earthquake Strong Ground Motions Using Deterministic Rupture Simulations ($73,050; April 2015 through March 2016) San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00058Jackson CrewsEarthquake Physics The Role of Seismically Intiated CO2 Gas Bubble Growth in Groundwater as a Mechanism for Remotely Triggered Seismicity ($60,562; April 2015 through March 2016) Desert Research InstituteFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00060Michael OskinNorthern CaliforniaQuantifying a Newly Discovered Active Reverse Fault in Northern Napa Valley ($26,786; April 2015 through March 2016) University of California DavisFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00062Patricia PersaudSouthern CaliforniaIntegrated 3-D Seismotectonic-Velocity Model of the Salton Trough Region based on Seismicity and Explosive Shots from the Salton Seismic Imaging Project ($53,129; April 2015 through April 2016)California State Polytechnic University PomonaFinal Technical Report Due July 20162015
G15AP00064Christopher Hitchcock & Andrew LutzNorthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Investigation of the Spring Valley Strand of the Bennett Valley Fault, Santa Rosa,California: Collaborative Research with InfraTerra Consultants and Fugro Consultants ($8,232; April 2015 through March 2016) InfraTerra, Inc.Final Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00065Janet Sowers & Jeffrey HoeftNorthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Investigation of the Spring Valley Strand of the Bennett Valley Fault, Santa Rosa,California: Collaborative Research with InfraTerra Consultants and Fugro Consultants &51,152; April 2015 through March 2016) Fugro Consultants, Inc.Final Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00066Paul SegallEarthquake Physics The Mechanics of Episodic Tremor and Slip with Implications for Seismic Hazards in Cascadia ($74,885; April 2015 through March 2016) Stanford UniversityFinal Technical Report due June 20162015
G15AP00067David OglesbySouthern CaliforniaDynamic Models of Potential Earthquakes in the San Gorgonio Pass Region: Collaborative Research with University of California-Riverside and University of Massachusetts - Amherst (S52,679; May 2015 through April 2016) Univ3ersity of California RiversideFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00068Michele CookeSouthern CaliforniaDistinguishing tectonic from anthropogenic deformation in the Salton Sea geothermal field, California: Collaborative Research with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Imageair, Inc.($50,102; May 2015 through April 2016) University of Massachusetts AmherstFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00069Gabriel Toro & Andrew SeifriedEarthquake EffectsImproved Estimation of Site Response Using Random Vibration Theory ($36,952; May 2015 through April 2016)Lettis Consultants International, Inc.Final Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00071Jeremy ThomasEarthquake Physics Reports of Magnetic and Atmospheric Earthquake Precursors ($63,686; May 2015 through April 2016)Northwest Research Associates, Inc.Final Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00076Terry TullisEarthquake Physics Experiments to Understand Dynamic Friction During Earthquakes ($57,300; May 2015 through April 2016)Brown UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00077Kim OlsenEarthquake EffectsNeglecting Off-Fault Plasticity: Are We Overestimating Long-Period Ground Motions for Large Earthquake Scenarios? ($57,482; May 2015 through April 2016)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00078Chris GoldfingerNorthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Record of Peninsula Segment Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault Near San Francisco, CA ($71,446; June 2015 through May 2016) dba Seafloor SurveyFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00079Manoochehr ShirzaeiEarthquake Physics Application of InSAR and Modeling to Investigate Time-Dependent Seismic Hazard Associated with Waste ($46,086; May 2015 through April 2016)Arizona State UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20162015
G15AP00080Mark Person & Peter MozleyEarthquake Physics The Hydologic Connection Between Basal Reservoir Injection, Micro/Mesoscale Crystalline Basement Fault Zones, and Induced Seismicity: Collaborative Research with Utah State University and New Mexico Tech ($79,081; June 2015 through May 2017) New Mexico TechFinal Technical Report due to August 20172015
G15AP00081James Evans & Kelly BradburyEarthquake Physics The Hydologic Connection Between Basal Reservoir Injection, Micro/Mesoscale Crystalline Basement Fault Zones, and Induced Seismicity: Collaborative Research with Utah State University and New Mexico Tech ($78,467; June 2015 through May 2017) Utah State UniversityFinal Technical Report due August 20172015
G15AP00085Lewis OwenIntermountain West10Be Terrestrial Cosmeogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates of Normal Faults in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinniti ($40,473; September 2015 through August 2016) University of CincinnatiFinal Technical Report due November 20162015
G15AP00087Richard AllenNorthern CaliforniaG-larmS - An Infrastructure for Geodetic Early Warning and Rapid Response ($69,635; June 2015 through May 2016)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00088Steven WesnouskyIntermountain West10Be Terrestrial Cosmeogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates of Normal Faults in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinniti ($33,887; September 2015 through August 2016) University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due November 20162015
G15AP00089Michael BrudzinskiCentral and Eastern U.S.Optimizing Multi-Station Template Matching to Identify and Characterize Induced Seismicity in and Around Ohio ($46,726; June 2015 through May 2016) Miami UniversityFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00090Elizabeth HearnEarthquake Physics Modeling Injection-Induced Stress Changes and Potentially Triggered Seismicity in the South Kansas Mississippi Lime Play Region ($33,150; June 2015 through May 2016) Elizabeth HearnFinal Technical Report due August 20162015
G15AP00091Karl WegmannPacific Northwest and AlaskaEstablishing a High-Resolution Post-Glacial Chronology of Surface Rupture on the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek Fault, Puget Sound Region, Washington State ($96,209; July 2015 through June 2016)North Carolina State UniversityFinal Technical Report due September 20162015
G15AP00092Frank PazzaagliaCentral and Eastern U.S.Geomorphic Expression of the Seismotectonics and Seismic Potential of Source Zones in CEUS: CVSZ and Charleston ($57,197; July 2015 through June 2016) LeHigh UniversityFinal Technical Report due September 20162015
G15AP00094Peter ShearerSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of Southern California Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms, and Stress Drops ($82,317; July 2015 through June 2016) University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due September 20162015
G15AP00095Egill HaukssonSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of Earthquake Data from the Greater Los Angeles Basin and Adjacent Offshore Area, Southern California ($74,000; July 2015 through June 2016) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due September 20162015
G15AP00106Roland BurgmannEarthquake Physics Periodic Loading, Deformation and Seismicity in California ($79,684; August 2015 through July 2016)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due October 20162015
G15AP00114Paul JewellIntermountain WestCharacterization of Segmentation and Long Term Slip Rates of Wasatch Front Fault Systems, Utah ($67,903; August 2015 through August 2016) University of UtahFinal Technical Report due November 20162015
G15AP00116Guoqing LinSouthern CaliforniaSpatial and Temporal Variations in Structure and Seismicity Distribution in the Salton Trough, California ($48,573; August 2015 through July 2016) University of MiamiFinal Technical Report due October 20162015
G15AP00117Michael HyllandIntermountain WestPaleoseismic Investigation of the Taylorsville Fault, West Valley Fault Zone, Salt Lake County, Utah ($45,730; August 2015 through July 2016) Utah Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report due October 20162015
G15AP00118Danielle Hutchings MielerNorthern CaliforniaBay Area Housing Risk Communications Tool Update ($68,271; September 2015 through August 2016)Association of Bay Area GovernmentsFinal Technical Report due November 20162015
G15AP00150Judith ZachariasenNorthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Investigations of Holocene Earthquake Recurrence on the North Coast Section of the San Andreas Fault, Gualala, CA ($25,000; September 2015 through August 2016) AECOM Technical Services, Inc.Final Technical Report due November 20162015

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