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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
G17AP00001Steve BowmanIntermountain WestDetailed Mapping of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah and Idaho –Using New High-Resolution LiDAR Data to Reduce EarthquakeRisk ($42,146; December 2016 through November 2017)Utah Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report due February 20182017
G17AP00002Robert ClaytonSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of a New Broadband Seismic Survey Across the San Bernardino Basin to Determine Velocity and Structure: Collaborative Research between the California Institute of Technology and the University of Utah ($64,844; December 2016 through November 2017)California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due February 20182017
G17AP00003Fan-Chi LinSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of a New Broadband Seismic Survey Across the Los Angeles Basin to Determine Velocity and Structure: Collaborative Research between the California Institute of Technology and the University of Utah ($31,264; December 2016 through November 2017)University of UtahFinal Technical Report due February 20182017
G17AP00004William HammondIntermountain WestRobust Estimation of Fault Slip, Block Rotation and Off-Fault Strain Rates in the Walker Lane from GPS Data ($70,938; December 2016 through November 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due February 20182017
G17AP00005Mark MurrayNorthern CaliforniaAssessing Crustal Deformation in the San Francisco Bay Area: Collaborative Research with the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park ($41,184; December 2016 through November 2017)New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyFinal Technical Report due February 20182017
G17AP00007Miaki IshiiCentral and Eastern U.S.Digitization of Harvard-Adam Dziewoński Analog Seismograms from 1933 to 1953 with a Focus on Caribbean Earthquakes ($18,435; January 2017 through December 2017)Harvard UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00008John ShawSouthern CaliforniaActivity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?: Collaborative Research with Harvard University and the University of Southern California ($59,300; January 2017 through December 2017)Harvard UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00009James DolanSouthern CaliforniaActivity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?: Collaborative Research with Harvard University and the University of Southern California ($16,154; January 2017 through December 2017)University of Southern CaliforniaFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00010George HilleyNorthern CaliforniaAutomated fault mapping of the North America-Pacific plate boundary using airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM) data ($72,980; January 2017 through December 2017)Stanford UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00012Steven WesnouskyIntermountain WestDetailed Mapping of the Little Valley Fault, Reno-Carson, Nevada ($18,665; January 2017 through December 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00013Eric DunhamEarthquake Physics Thermomechanical Earthquake Cycle Simulations ($84,431; January 2017 through December 2017)Stanford UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00014Shuo MaEarthquake EffectsFurther Validation of a Dynamic Earthquake Model to Produce Realistic Near-Field Ground Motion ($152,555; January 2017 through December 2018)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20192017
G17AP00015Hiroki SoneEarthquake Physics 2D p-wave tomography and its temporal changes along a rough laboratory fault undergoing stick-slip cycles ($55,933; January 2017 through December 2017)University of Wisconsin Madison2017
G17AP00016Robert ViescaEarthquake Physics Models for aseismic fault slip in response to fluid injection ($81,794; January 2017 through December 2017)Tufts UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00017Michael Hamburger & Scott RobesonEarthquake EffectsNear Real‐Time Assessment of Seismically Induced Landslides ($89,833; January 2017 through December 2017)Indiana UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00018Jonathan StewartNationalShear Wave Velocity Profile Database and Its Application for Analysis of Non‐Ergodic Site Amplification Effects ($126,017; January 2017 through December 2018)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due March 20192017
G17AP00020Roy Van Arsdale & Daniel LarsenCentral and Eastern U.S.Quaternary Displacement Rates on the Meeman-Shelby Fault and Joiner Ridge, Second Year: Collaborative Research between the University of Memphis and United States Geological Survey ($99,688; January 2017 through December 2017)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00022Mitchell CraigNorthern CaliforniaSite characterization in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using seismic surface wave and reflection methods ($49,331; January 2017 through December 2017)California State University East BayFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00026John LovelessPacific Northwest and AlaskaSparsity-based estimates of slow slip distributions in Cascadia ($31,746; January 2017 through December 2017)Smith CollegeFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00027Andrew MeigsPacific Northwest and AlaskaA comparative analysis of onshore-offshore paleoseismic archives: Collaborative Research with Oregon State University and the University of Rhode Island ($70,723; January 2017 through December 2017)Oregon State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00028Simon EngelhartPacific Northwest and AlaskaA comparative analysis of onshore-offshore paleoseismic archives: Collaborative Research with Oregon State University and the University of Rhode Island ($18,050; January 2017 through December 2017)University of Rhode IslandFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00029Jeffrey McGuirePacific Northwest and Alaska3D Shear Velocity Structure in the Mendocino Triple Junction Region ($76,056; January 2017 through December 2017)Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionFinal Technical Report due March 20182017
G17AP00034Mehrdad Hosseini, Paul Somerville & Hong Kie ThioCentral and Eastern U.S.Improving Regional Attenuation Models in the CUS by Using Radiation Pattern Correction, Independent Estimation of Geometrical Spreading Decay Rates, and Independent Estimation of Receiver Terms from the Receiver Functions ($63,772; January 2017 through January 2018)AECOM Technical Services, Inc.Final Technical Report due April 20182017
G17AP00035Martin ChapmanCentral and Eastern U.S.Seismological Investigation of Active Faults in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone ($65,189; January 2017 through January 2019)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20192017
G17AP00038Michael BrudzinskiPacific Northwest and AlaskaImproved Characterization of Slow Slip in Cascadia by Stacking GPS on Tremor Times: Collaborative Research with University of Alaska Fairbanks and Miami University ($19,030;February 2017 through January 2018)Miami UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20182017
G17AP00039Stephen HoltkampPacific Northwest and AlaskaImproved Characterization of Slow Slip in Cascadia by Stacking GPS on Tremor Times: Collaborative Research with University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Miami University ($72,407; February 2017 through January 2018)University of Alaska FairbanksFinal Technical Report due April 20182017
G17AP00041Ricardo TabordaEarthquake EffectsCharacterization of ground motion variability due to the presence of the built environment ($74,441; February 2017 through January 2018)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report due April 20182017
G17AP00042Domniki AsimakiNationalSensitivity of nonlinear site amplification factors to the models used to simulate and constrain rare events($75,000; February 2017 through January 2018)Sensitivity of nonlinear site amplification factors to the models used to simulate and constrain rare eventsFinal Technical Report due April 20182017

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