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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
G16AC000354Douglas ToomeyEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert 2016: Collaborative Research with Univ. of California at Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Univ. of Washington, and Univ. of Oregon (EEW2) PHASE V ($237,150; August 2106 through August 2017)University of OregonFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AC00135Craig GlennieGeneralImaging near-fault earthquake deformation with integrated SAR, LiDAR, and Optical Measurements ($73,178; June 2016 through May 2019)University of HoustonFinal Technical Report due August 20192016
G16AC00348Richard Allen & Margaret HellwegEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with University of California at Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, University of Washington, and University of Oregon (EEW7)PHASE V ($1,291,983; August 2016 through August 2017)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AC00355Thomas Heaton & Egill HaukssonEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert 2016:Collaborative Research with Univ. of California at Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Univ. of Washington, and Univ. of Oregon (EEW1)PHASEV ($975,365; August 2016 through August 2017) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AC00356John Vidale & Paul BodinEarthquake Early Warning Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with Univ. of California at Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Univ. of Washington, and Univ. of Oregon (EEW3) PHASE V ($571,901; August 2016 through August 2017)University of WashingtonFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AC00357Timothy MelbourneEarthquake Early Warning Incorporating Real-time GNSS into ShakeAlert: Collaborative with Central Washington University and UNAVCO Inc. (EEW6) PHASE V ($491,777; August 2016 through August 2017)Central Washington UniversityFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AC00358Graham Kent & Ken SmithEarthquake Early Warning Earthquake Early Warning in Eastern California (EEW4) PHASE V ($169,908; August 2016 through August 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AP00002James KaklamanosEarthquake EffectsAssessment of 1D Nonlinear Site Response Uncertainty at a Large Number of Vertical Seismometer Arrays ($55,786; December 2015 through November 2016)Merrimack CollegeFinal Technical Report Due February 20172016
G16AP00003Ronald AndrusEarthquake EffectsReducing Uncertainity of Liquefaction Hazard Assessments in Aged Soil Deposits ($39,945; December 2015 through November 2016)Clemson UniversityFinal Technical Report due February 20172016
G16AP00004Yuri FialkoSouthern CaliforniaModels of Earthquake Reurrence in the Imperial Fault Constrained by Surface Deformation Data and Laboratory-Derived Constitutive Laws ($87,886; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00005Jonathan StewartNationalTowards the Development of Community Consensus on Site Amplification in Central and Eastern North America ($48,562; December 2015 through November 2016)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due February 20172016
G16AP00006Henry Burton & Jonathan StewartEarthquake EffectsStochastic Characterization of Aftershock Building Collapse Risk ($74,722; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00007Roland Burgmann & Robert NadeauNorthern CaliforniaInterseismic Coupling of the Norht San Francisco Bay Faults from InSAR, GPS, and Seismic Data: Collaborative Research with UC Berkeley and USGS Menlo Park ($83,883; December 2015 through November 2017)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due February 20182016
G16AP00008Seth WittkeIntermountain WestPreliminary Investigation and Surficial Mapping of the Faults North and South of Blacktail Butte, Teton County, Wyoming ($8295; January 2016 through December 2016)Wyoming State Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00009James Turner, Cooper Brossy & Daniel O'ConnellNorthern CaliforniaGeophysical Site Charaterization of Bay Area Seismic Monitoring Stations: Vs-Dept Profiling, NEHRP Site Classifications, and Linear Amplification Functions ($59,304; January 2016 through December 2016)Fugro Consultants, Inc.Final Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00010Anne Sheehan & Shemin GeEarthquake Physics Feasibility of Controlling Induced Earthquakes: Seismicity Investigation Coupled with Hydrologic Modeling of an Actively Mitigated Class II Disposal Well and Data Collection at New High Rate Wells, Weld County, Colorado ($79,974; January 2016 through December 2016)University of Colorado BoulderFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00011Robert KingPacific Northwest and AlaskaSlip and Stress Rates on Crustal Faults in the Puget-Williamette Urban Corridor: Collaborative Research with Portland State Univeristy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($12,076; January 2016 through December 2016)Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00012Robert McCaffreyPacific Northwest and AlaskaSlip and Stress Rates on Crustal Faults in the Puget-Williamette Urban Corridor: Collaborative Research with Portland State Univeristy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($40,103; January 2016 through December 2016)Portland State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00013Andrew NewmanNationalNEIC Implementation of Real-Time Earth Energy and Rupture Duration ($58,939; January 2016 through December 2016)Georgia Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00014Laurie BaiseEarthquake EffectsValidation of a Geospatial Liquefaction Model for Noncoastal Regions Including Nepal ($75,949; March 2016 through February 2017)Tufts UniversityFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00015Thomas Rockwell & Monte MurbackSouthern CaliforniaMid to Late Holocene Rupture History of the Rose Canyon Fault in San Diego, CA ($84,608; January 2016 through December 2016)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00016Jay Berger & Maggie OrtizPacific Northwest and AlaskaUsing Earthquake Scenario Products in the Pacific Northwest to Develop an Online Earthquake Scenario Repository through the FEMA GeoPlatform ($65,000; January 2016 through December 2016)Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00017Felix Waldhauser & David SchaffNorthern CaliforniaNear-Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis of Repeating Earthquakes in North California ($83,065; January 2016 through December 2016)Columbia UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00021Miaki IshiiCentral and Eastern U.S.Digitization of Harvard-Adam Dziewonski Analog Seismograms from 1933 to 1953 for Improved Seismicity Constraints in the Northeastern United States ($18,933; January 2016 through December 2016)Harvard UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00022Tandis BidgoliEarthquake Physics Mapping Subsurface Lineaments, Present-Day Stresses, and Brine Disposal Data in Southern Kansas: A New Approach for Identifying Areas at Risk for Injection-Induced Seismicity ($75,091; May 2016 through May 2017)University of KansasFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00023Elizabeth HearnSouthern CaliforniaKinematic and Dynamic Models of the Southern California Lithosphere: Applications to Estimating Crustl Stresses and Stressing Rates ($28,600; January 2016 through December 2016)Elizabeth HearnFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00024David OglesbyPacific Northwest and AlaskaThe Dynamics of Earthquake and Tsunamis along the Alaskan-Aleutian Subduction Zone: Collaborative Research with the University of California Riverside and the US Geological Survey ($55,218; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California RiversideFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00025Steven Jaume & Norman LevineCentral and Eastern U.S.Development of a Community Velocity Model for the Charleston, South Carolina Region ($103,564; January 2016 through December 2017)College of CharlestonFinal Technical Report due March 20182016
G16AP00027Chris MaroneEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic Imaging of Laboratory Faults to Illuminate the Micro-Mechanical Origins of Rate and State friction:Collaboraive Research with Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University ($56,767; February 2016 through January 2017)Pennsylvania State UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20172016
G16AP00028Allan RubinEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic Imaging of Laboratory Faults to Illuminate the Micro-Mechanical Origins of Rate and State Friction:Collaboraive Research with Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University ($56,765; February 2016 through January 2017) Princeton UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20172016
G16AP00030Jeffrey McGuireEarthquake Physics Beyond the Corner Frequency: Connecting Dynamic Source Models to Seismic Observations ($79,902; February 2016 through January 2017Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionFinal Technical Report due April 20172016
G16AP00034Gareth FunningNorthern CaliforniaMapping the Extents of Creep on the Faults of the Northern San Francisco Bay Area using Repeating Earthquakes ($44,307; March 2016 through February 2017)University of California RiversideFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00035Peter ShearerIntermountain WestAnalysis of Nevada Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms and Stress Drops: Collaborative Research between UC San Diego and University of Nevada, Reno ($54,430; March 2016 through February 2017)University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00036Ken Smith & Rachel AbercrombieIntermountain WestAnalysis of Nevada Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms and Stress Drops: Collaborative Research between UC San Diego and University of Nevada, Reno ($41,038; March 2016 through February 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00059Zheng-Kang ShenNationalUpdating Western US Crustal Motion Map ($57,687; March 2016 through February 2017)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00060Seth Dee & Alan RamelliIntermountain WestPilot Paleoseismic Investigation of Faults in the North Valleys, Reno, Nevada ($59,375; March 2016 through February 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00094Lorraine Hwang, Donna Eberhart-Phillips, Louise Kellogg & M. Burak YikilmazNorthern CaliforniaDeveloping a Seismic Velocity Model of the Central Valley, Northern California ($56,095; March 2016 through February 2017University of California DavisFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00096Luther StrayerNorthern CaliforniaCSU, East Bay-USGS Collaborative Study: 3-D Structure of the Hayward and Chabot Faults, Eastern San Francisco Bay, California ($83,013; March 2016 through February 2017)California State University East BayFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00097Whitney BehrSouthern CaliforniaQuaternary Geologic Slip Rates along the Agua Blanca Fault: Implications for Seismic Hazard to southern California and northern Baja California ($76,504; March 2016 through February 2017)University of Texas AustinFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00099Andreas Skarlatoudis, Paul Somerville, CB Crouse & Mehrdad HosseiniEarthquake EffectsFeasibility of Uniformly Applicable Basin Amplification Models for the United States ($68,254; March 2016 through February 2017)AECOM Technical Services, Inc.Final Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00100Craig NicholsonSouthern CaliforniaAn Integrated Onshore-Offshore Re-Evaluation of 3D Fault and Fold Geometry, Coastal Uplift and Seismic Hazard in the Santa Barbara-Ventura Area ($48,933; March 2016 through February 2017)University of California Santa BarbaraFinal Technical Report due May 20172016
G16AP00102Paul Wetmore & Timothy DixonSouthern CaliforniaTerrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates along Calico Fault, Eastern California Shear Zone: Collaborative Research with University of South Florida and University of Cincinnati($22,401; March 2016 through March 2017)University of South FloridaFinal Technical Report due June 20172016
G16AP00103Lewis OwenSouthern CaliforniaTerristrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates along Calico Fault, Eastern California Shear Zone: Collaborative Research with University of South Florida and University of Cincinnati ($39,126; March 2016 through March 2017)University of CincinnatiFinal Technical Report due June 20172016
G16AP00104Nathan Toke & Daniel HornsIntermountain WestCharacterizing the Timing of Ruptures Crossing the Boundary Between the Provo and Salt Lake City Segments of the Wasatch Fault ($31,366; May 2016 through May 2017)Utah Valley UniversityFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00105Yehuda Ben-ZionSouthern CaliforniaMulti-Scale/Signal Imaging of the San Andreas System in the South-Central Transverse Ranges ($166,527; April 2016 through March 2018)University of Southern CaliforniaFinal Technical Report due June 20182016
G16AP00106Ares Rosakis & Nadia LapustaEarthquake Physics Laboratory Earthquakes Along Interfaces with Rock Gouge ($90,000; April 2016 through March 2017)California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due June 20172016
G16AP00107Gail AtkinsonNationalGround Motion Characterization of Induced Earhtquakes($43,500; April 2016 through March 2017)Gail AtkinsonFinal Technical Report due June 20172016
G16AP00108Kyle RollinsEarthquake EffectsEvaluation and Optimization of Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DPT) for Deterministic and Performance Based Assessment of Liquefaction in Gravel ($91,636; April 2016 through March 2017)Birgham Young UniversityFinal Technical Report due June 20172016
G16AP00109John LouieIntermountain WestEstimation of Three-Dimensional Basin Geometry in Reno, Nevada from Waveform Inversion ($33,604; April 2016 through April 2017)University of Nevada, RenoFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00111Clifford ThurberEarthquake Physics Nonvolcanic Tremor and Shear Wave Velocity Structure of the Crust in the Parkfield Region ($79,872; May 2016 through April 2017)University of Wisconsin MadisonFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00112Ian Shennan & Natasha BarlowPacific Northwest and AlaskaLate Holocene Paleoseismology and Plate Segmentation of the Alaska 1964 Rupture zone ($82,912; May 2016 through April 2017) Durham UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00115William BarnhartEarthquake Physics Characterizing Human Induced Seismicity and Deformation through Space Geodetic Methods ($34,734; May 2016 through April 2017) University of IowaFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00117Nadia LapustaEarthquake Physics Earthquake Rupture Propagation into Creeping Areas of the San Andreas Fault ($90,000; May 2016 through April 2017) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00118Ronald AndrusCentral and Eastern U.S.Liquefaction Probability Analysis of Pleistocene Deposits in the Greater Charleston, SC Area($59,932; May 2016 through April 2018) Clemson University2016
G16AP00119Jayne Bormann & Graham KentSouthern CaliforniaConstraining the Paleoseismic History and Maximum Event Magnitude for the San Diego Trough FaultZone ($82,036; May 2016 through April 2017)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00127Leonardo SeeberCentral and Eastern U.S.Near-Shore Evaluation of Holocene Faulting and Geohazard in the New York City Metropolitan Region: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island and Columbia University ($22,800; May 2016 through April 2017) Columbia UniversityFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00128John King & Marie-Helene CormierCentral and Eastern U.S.Near-Shore Evaluation of Holocene Faulting and Geohazard in the New York City Metropolitan Region: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island and Columbia University ($56,735; May 2016 through April 2017) University of Rhode IslandFinal Technical Report due July 20172016
G16AP00138Shahram PezeshkNationalHybrid Empirical Ground-Motion Prediction Equations for the Gulf Coast Region ($54,430; June 2016 through May 2017) The University of MemphisFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00139Matt HellerCentral and Eastern U.S.Investigation of Brittle Structures and Soft Sediment Deformation Associated with Paleoseismicity along the Lakeside and Little Fork Church Faults in Center Virginia Seismic Zone: Collaborative Research with the Virginia Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and Energy and the USGS ($55,093; June 2016 through May 2017)Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and EnergyFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00140Michael BrudzinskiEarthquake Physics Discerning and Characterizing Induced Seismicity in Texas using Multistation ($50,737; June 2016 through May 2017) Miami UniversityFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00141Jefferson ChangCentral and Eastern U.S.Paleoseismic & Geophysical Evaluations to Improve Seismogenic Source Characterization of the Meers Fault, OK: Collaborative Research with Portland State University and the University of Oklahoma ($49,295; June 2016 through May 2017)University of OklahomaFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00142Ashley StreigCentral and Eastern U.S.Paleoseismic & Geophysical Evaluations to Improve Seismogenic Source Characterization of the Meers Fault, OK: Collaborative Research with Portland State University and the University of Oklahoma ($73,318; June 2016 through May 2017) Portland State University Final Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00143Patrick WilliamsNorthern CaliforniaPilot Study: Extending the Rodgers Creek Rupture History, Trench Investigation at Santa Rosa($38,800; August 2016 through August 2017)Patrick WilliamS & AssociatesFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AP00147Egill HaukssonSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of Earthquake Data from the Greater Los Angeles Basin and Adjacent Offshore Area, southern California ($75,000; July 2016 through June 2017) California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due September 20172016
G16AP00148Peter ShearerSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of southern California Seismicity Using: (1) Swarms as Transcient Detectors, (2) Coda Waves for Q Structure and Source Properties ($78,819; July 2016 through June 2017) University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due September 20172016
G16AP00149Simon EngelhartPacific Northwest and AlaskaPaleoseismology of a Currently Creeping Section of the Eastern Aleutian Subduction Zone: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island and U.S. Geological Survey ($74,957; July 2016 through June 2017) University of Rhode IslandFinal Technical Report due September 20172016
G16AP00150Sean GulickPacific Northwest and AlaskaIntegrative Onshore-Offshore Fault Mapping and Hazard Assessment, Icy Bay, Southeast Alaska ($103,644; July 2016 through June 2017)University of Texas AustinFinal Technical Report due September 20172016
G16AP00170William Burns & Ian MadinPacific Northwest and AlaskaInvestigation of Cascadia Earthquake Triggered Landslides: Collaborative Research with DOGAMI and UO ($60,113; September 2016 through August 2017)Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)Final Technical Report due November 2017)2016
G16AP00171Joshua RoeringPacific Northwest and AlaskaInvestigation of Cascadia Earthquake Triggered Landslides: Collaborative Research with DOGAMI and University of Oregon ($33,831; September 2016 through November 2017)University of OregonFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AP00172Michael GermeraadNorthern CaliforniaBay Area Vulnerable Housing Field Guide ($45,353; September 2016 through August 2017)Association of Bay Area GovernmentsFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AP00181Jonathan StewartNationalSite database and Site Amplication for NGA-Subduction Project ($55,000; September 2016 through August 2017)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16AP00189Sinan AkcizSouthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Investigation of the Van Matre Ranch Site, Carrizo Plain, CA ($67,238; September 2016 through September 2017)California State University FullertonFinal Technical Report due November 20172016
G16PX01247Jay BergerGeneralSpecial issue of Earthquake Spectra on the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake $10,000; August 2016 through September 2017)Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteDecember 20172016

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