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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G20AC00042 Heidi Tremayne National Assistance in Undertaking a Community Review of Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence Investigations ($32,200; January 2020 through June 2020) Earthquake Engineering Research Institute download
2020
G20AC00094 Adam Schultz General Cooperative Agreement Between USGS and Oregon State University Completion of Magnetotelluric Array in CONUS ($1,200,249; April 2020 through March 2022) Oregon State University Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00007 Philip Pearthree Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona Faults: Collaborative Research with the Utah Geological Survey and Arizona Geological Survey ($10,725; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Arizona Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00008 Tyler Knudsen & Adam Hiscock Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona Faults: Collaborative Research with the Utah Geological Survey and Arizona Geological Survey ($29,468; January 2020 through December 2020) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00009 Steve Bowman & Emily Kleber Intermountain West 2020 Utah Earthquake Working Groups and Update of Working-Group-Related Databases ($27,251; January 2020 through December 2020) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00010 John Anderson & llia Zaliapin National Effects of Earthquake Declustering on the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps ($72,144; January 2020 through January 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00011 Elnaz Seylabi National Robust Site Characterization by Data Fusion and Assimilation of Recorded Grount Motions and Geotechnical Measurements: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada Reno and California Institute of Technology ($52,735; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00012 Domniki Asimaki National Collaborative Research with the University of Nevada, Reno and Caltech: Robust Site Characterization by Data Fusion and Assimilation of Recorded Ground Motions and Geotechnical Measurements ($30,000; January 2020 through December 2020) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00013 Elizabeth Hearn Southern California Quantifying the Effect of Ductile and Brittle Material Properties on Southern California Crustal Deformation: PyLith Finite-Element Models ($29,868; January 2020 through December 2020) Elizabeth Hearn Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00014 Rich Koehler & Seth Dee Intermountain West Fault Trace Mapping and Paleoseismic Investigation of Earthquake History and Recurrence along the Bonham Ranch Fault Zone, North of Reno, Nevada ($65,597; January 2020 through June 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00015 Gregory Beroza Southern California Earthquake Monitoring in an Urban Setting Through Deep-Learning-Based Noise Suppression and Back-Projection: Case Study for the Long Beach Dense Array ($75,169; January 2020 through December 2020) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00016 Noel Bartlow Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bridging the Gap Between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Vixcoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California, Berkeley ($51,347; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00017 Kaj Johnson Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bridging the Gap Between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Vixcoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California, Berkeley ($19,357; January 2020 through December 2020) Indiana University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00018 N. Seth Carpenter, Zhenming Wang & Edward Woolery Central and Eastern U.S. Improving Estimates of Ground-Motion Site Response in the New Madrid and Wabash Valley Seismic Zone ($64,462; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Kentucky Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00019 Jack Baker Engineering Seismology and Impacts Detection of Ground Motion Spatial Correlation Nonstationarities Using Network Analysis ($88,168; January 2020 through December 2020) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00020 Roland Burgmann Northern California The Distribution of Fault Creep and Coupling on San Francisco Bay Area Faults ($84,921; January 2020 through December 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2020
G20AP00021 Christine Ruhl Earthquake Early Warning Investigating the Influence of Stress Drop and Source Directivity on Earthquake Early Warning Magnitude and Ground Motion Estimates: Collaborative Research with the University of Tulsa and USGS ($66,587; January 2020 through June 2021) University of Tulsa Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00022 Nori Nakata Earthquake Physics Quantifying Uncertainity in Earthquake Source Parameters Using the Large N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($67,832; January 2020 through December 2020) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00023 Rachel Abercrombie Earthquake Physics Quantifying Uncertainity in Earthquake Source Parameters Using the Large N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($27,111; January 2020 through December 2020) Boston University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00024 Toshiro Tanimoto & Ralph Archuleta Engineering Seismology and Impacts Shallow Rigidity Structure from Co-Located Pressure and Seismic Data and its Comparison to Vx30 ($71,929; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Santa Barbara Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00025 David Schaff & Felix Waldhauser Northern California Precision Seismic Monitoring in Northern California: Updating and Improving the Real-Time Double-Difference (RTDD) System ($91,079; January 2020 through December 2020) Columbia University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00026 Michael West and Natalia Ruppert Pacific Northwest and Alaska AACSE Earthquake Catalog ($97,990; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00027 Peter Shearer Southern California Implications of Spatial Variations in Earthquake Stress Drop for Fault Mechanics and Strong Ground Motion ($111,932; January 2020 through December 2021) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2020
G20AP00028 Kristine Pankow Intermountain West Temporal Characteristics of Aftershock Sequences in the Intermountain West ($48,009; January 2020 through June 2021) University of Utah Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00029 Laurie Baise Engineering Seismology and Impacts Updating the Geospatial Liquefaction Database and Model ($98,619; January 2020 through December 2020) Tufts University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00030 Matt Morgan Intermountain West Assessing Late Quaternary Activity along the Ute Pass Fault, El Paso County, Colorado Front Range ($30,477; January 2020 through June 2021) Colorado School of Mines Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00032 Michael Oskin Northern California Geologic Slip Rate of the Bartlett Springs Fault at Wilson Valley and Elk Creek, California ($41,724; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Davis Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00037 Ares Rosakis Earthquake Physics Laboratory Earthquakes Along the Intefaces with Rock Gouge ($100,000; February 2020 through January 2021) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00039 Zhigang Peng Central and Eastern U.S. Improved Understanding of Earthquake Behaviors Along the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone from Template Matching Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone from Template Matching ($80,659; February 2020 through February 2021) Georgia Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00040 Laurie Baise Central and Eastern U.S. Characterization of Soil Amplification in Glaciated Terrains: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston College ($91,553; June 2020 through May 2021) Tufts University Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00041 John Ebel Central and Eastern U.S. Characterization of Soil Amplification in Glaciated Terrains: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston College ($36,454; June 2020 through May 2021) Boston College Final Technical Report due August 2025 2020
G20AP00042 Amir Allam Northern California Seismic Imaging of Hayward Fault Zone with a Dense Nodal Seismic Array for Refined Ground Motion Estimation: Collaborative Research with University of California Berkeley and University of Utah ($59,516; March 2020 through September 2021) University of Utah Final Technical Report Due December 2021 2020
G20AP00043 Takaaki Taira & Douglas Dreger Northern California Seismic Imaging of Hayward Fault Zone with a Dense Nodal Seismic Array for Refined Ground Motion Estimation: Collaborative Research with University of California Berkeley and University of Utah ($87,716; March 2020 through September 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due December 2021 2020
G20AP00044 Seugli Moon Southern California Influence of Sediment Dynamics and Alluvial Fan Formation on Paleoseismic Studies in Southern California, North America ($65,690; March 2020 through March 2021) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00045 Yousef Bozorgnia National Scaling Response Spectra for Damping Values other than 5% for the NGA-Subduction and NGA-East Ground Motion Models ($67,578; March 2020 through March 2021) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00046 Bryan Black Pacific Northwest and Alaska Building a High-Resolution Landslide Chronology for Cascadia Megathrust Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon and University of Arizona ($20,486; April 2020 through March 2021) University of Arizona Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00047 Michael Stickney & Jeffrey Lonn Intermountain West Quaternary Slip Rates and Most Recent Surface Rupture of the Bitterroot Fault,Western Montana, from Cosmogenic Radio Nuclide Dates of Offset Glacial Moraines ($58,912; April 2020 through April 2021) Montana Technological University Final Technical Report Due July 2021 2020
G20AP00048 Joshua Roering Pacific Northwest and Alaska Building a High-Resolution Landslide Chronology for Cascadia Megathrust Earthquakes: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon and University of Arizona ($76,958; April 2020 through March 2021) University of Oregon Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00049 Yong Wei Central and Eastern U.S. Evaluating Outer-Rise Earthquake Hazards from the Puerto Rico Trench by Calibrating Inudation Models with Geologic Evidence ($68,288; April 2020 through March 2021) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00050 Felix Waldhauser & David Schaff Earthquake Physics Using a Correlation Detector to Reduce the Magnitude Threshold of a Foreshock and Aftershock Catalog of the 2004 Parkfield Earthquake to Test Models of Foreshock and Aftershook Occurrence ($82,358; April 2020 through March 2021) Columbia University Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00051 Yuri Fialko Southern California Investigation of an Ongoing Slow Slip even on the Southern San Andreas Fault ($89,130; April 2020 through March 2021) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00052 Keene Karlsson and Eldon Gath Northern California Development of a Holocene Earthquake Record for the Green Valley Fault Zone from a New Paleoseismic Site at Siqueira Ranch ($65,114; May 2020 through April 2021) Earth Consultants International Final Technical Report Due July 2021 2020
G20AP00053 Ertugrul Taciroglu Southern California Characterization of Nonlinear Dynamic Soil Properties from Geotechnical Downhole Array Data ($70,278; April 2020 through March 2021) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00054 Norman Abrahamson National Non-Ergodic Ground-Motion Model for Cascadia Interface ($88,048; April 2020 through March 2021) SC Solutions, Inc. Final Technical Report Due June 2021 2020
G20AP00055 Ian Pierce, Steven Wesnousky & Richard Koehler Intermountain West Paleoearthquake Trenching Investigation of the Dog Valley Fault ($68,688; May 2020 through April 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due July 2021 2020
G20AP00056 Elana Leithold & Karl Wegmann Pacific Northwest and Alaska Late Quaternary Earthquakes from Multiple Sources on the Olympic Penisula - Using the Sedimentary Record from Lake Crescent, Washington to Improve Regional Seismic ($102,041; May 2020 through May 2021) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report Due August 2021 2020
G20AP00057 Jarmila Polet Southern California Site Response in the San Gabriel, Chino and San Bernardino Basins as Determined by Ambient Noise Spectral Ratio Analyses ($69,170; May 2020 through May 2021) California State Polytechnic University Final Technical Report Due August 2021 2020
G20AP00058 Qingkai Kong Earthquake Early Warning Deep Learning Based Approach to Integrate MyShake's Trigger Data with ShakeAlert for Faster and Robust EEW Alerts ($64,464; May 2020 through April 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due July 2021 2020
G20AP00059 Adrian Rodriguez-Marek National Moving Towards the Use of Single-Station Sigma in National Hazard Maps ($80,178; May 2020 through April 2021) Virginia Polytechnic State University Final Technical Report Due July 2021 2020
G20AP00060 Dmitry Storchak National Advancement of the ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue, 1904-2019 (Years 3-4) ($58,123; June 2020 through June 2021) International Seismological Centre Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00061 Peter Guttorp Earthquake Physics Bayesian ETAS: Towards Improved Operational Aftershock Forecasting: Collaborative Research with UW and USGS ($99,863; June 2020 through June 2021) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00062 John Ebel Central and Eastern U.S. Collaborative Research with Wellesley College, Salem State University, and Boston College: Assessing the Seismic Potential of Eastern Massachusetts using Lacustrine Earthquake Records ($22,727; June 2020 through May 2021) Boston College Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00063 J. Bradford Hybeny Central and Eastern U.S. Collaborative Research with Wellesley College, Salem State University, and Boston College: Assessing the Seismic Potential of Eastern Massachusetts using Lacustrine Earthquake Records ($ Salem State University Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00064 Katrin Monecke Central and Eastern U.S. Collaborative Research with Wellesley College, Salem State University, and Boston College: Assessing the Seismic Potential of Eastern Massachusetts using Lacustrine ($48,280; June 2020 through May 2021) Wellesley College Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00065 Juliet Crider Pacific Northwest and Alaska Earthquake Hazard Implications and Deformation Rate Recorded by Marine Terraces above the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Willapa Bay, Washington ($88,874; June 2020 through June 2021) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00066 Michael Brudzinski Engineering Seismology and Impacts Assessment of User's Understanding of Real-Time Earthquake Information Products: Collaborative Research with Miami University and Temple University ($35,228; July 2020 through June 2021) Miami University Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00067 Kaj Johnson Earthquake Physics Inferring Fault Rheology from Observation and Simulations of Transient Creep on the Central San Andreas Fault ($56,274; June 2020 through May 2021) Indiana University Final Technical Report August 2021 2020
G20AP00068 Ashley Streig Central and Eastern U.S. Paleoseismic Investigation of the Meers Fault, Year Two: Extending the Earthquake Record ($87,243; June 2020 through May 2021) Portland State University Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00076 Lee Liberty Intermountain West Aftershock monitoring of the M6.5 Stanley Earthquake ($49,261; April 2020 through January 2021) Boise State University Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00078 Yann Gavillot & Andrew Meigs Northern California Paleoseismic and Seismotectonic Investigations of the Black Butte-San Joaquin Faults System as Proximal Seismic Sources to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Collaborative Research with USGS ($74,052; May 2020 through May 2021) Oregon State University Final Technical Report Due August 2021 2020
G20AP00079 Jonathan Bray Engineering Seismology and Impacts Detailed Evaluation of Insightful Liquefaction Ejecta Case Histories ($96,974; June 2020 through May 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00080 Corne Kreemer National Seismicity Rate Forecasts from a Suite of Improved Deformation Models of the Western US ($80,225; June 2020 through May 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00081 Heidi Tremayne National NGA-East Special Issue for Earthquake Spectra ($14,939; June 2020 through May 2021) Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00092 Gareth Funning Northern California Updated Fault Creep Mapping Across Northern and Central California using Improved Repeating Earthquake Detection Strategies ($99,965; June 2020 through May 2021) University of California Riverside Final Technical Report due August 2021 2020
G20AP00093 Tina Dura Pacific Northwest and Alaska Late Holocene Paleogeodetic and Tsunami History of the 1965 Rat Islands M8.7 Rupture Area at Kiska Island, Alaska: Collaborative Research with Durham University, Virginia ($27,610; July 2020 through June 2021) Virginia Polytechnic State University Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00094 Simon Engelhart Pacific Northwest and Alaska Late Holocene Paleogeodetic and Tsunami History of the 1965 Rat Islands M8.7 Rupture Area at Kiska Island, Alaska: Collaborative Research with Durham University, Virginia Tech, and USGS ($53,641; July 2020 through June 2021) University of Durham Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00098 Ronald Counts & Adnan Aydin Central and Eastern U.S. Using Geophysics and Luminescence Geochronology to Determine the Age and Extent of the Adams Mill Fault at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, DC ($78,137; July 2020 through June 2021) University of Mississippi Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00101 Bruce Shaw Earthquake Physics Earthquake Simulators and Next Generation Hazard Models: Improving Deformtaion and Fault Compatibility - Collaborative Research with Columbia University and USGS Golden ($75,614; July 2020 through June 2021) Columbia University Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00104 Thomas Shipley Engineering Seismology and Impacts Assessment of User's Understanding of Real-Time Earthquake Information Products: Collaborative Research with Miami University and Temple University ($43,690; July 2020 through June 2021) Temple University Final Technical Report Due September 2021 2020
G20AP00112 Allan Rubin Earthquake Physics How Much of the Rate- and State-Dependent Friction can be Explained by Models of Granular Flow? ($99,714; August 2020 though July 2021) Princeton University Final Technical Report due October 2021 2020
G20AP00113 Lewis Owen Intermountain West Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, and North Carolina State University: Paleoearthquake Trenching Investigation of the Little Valley Fault ($15,498; August 2020 through July 2021) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due October 2021 2020
G20AP00114 Steven Wesnousky Intermountain West Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, and North Carolina State University: Paleoearthquake Trenching Investigation of the Little Valley Fault ($77,905; August 2020 through July 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due Octor 2021 2020
G20AP00115 Hamed Ebrahimian & Ramin Motamed Engineering Seismology and Impacts Learning from Real-World Data to Inform High-Fidelity Modeling: Bayesian Model Updating form Identification of Soil-Structure-Interaction Dynamics Considering Material Nonlinearity ($81,130; September 2020 through August 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2020
G20PG00075 Bruce Buchholz General Financial support to cover the cost to process samples of radiocarbon age dating (14C). 18 samples ($16,398; July 2020 through September 2021) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Final Technical Repoert due December 2021 2020

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