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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
G21AP10005 Thomas Rockwell & Allen Gotz Southern California Testing Recurrence Models for the Southernmost San Andreas Fault by Developing a New Paleoseismic Site at Durmid, Salton Trough: Collaborative Research with SDSU and USGS ($77,360; January 2021 through December 2021) San Diego State University Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10006 Martitia Tuttle National Review of Paleoliquefaction Data, Evaluation of Scenario Earthquakes, and Estimation of Source Areas, Magnitudes and Recurrence of Large Earthquakes Impacting Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands ($45,500; January 2021 through December 2021) M. Tuttle & Associates Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10008 Miaki Ishii National Implementation of Curvature Correction in DigitSeis for Pen-Type Analog Seismograms ($30,145; January 2021 through December 2021) Harvard University Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10009 Jeannette Sutton Earthquake Early Warning Testing the Effects of Increased Message Specificity for Earthquake Early Warning: Collaborative Research with California State University Fullerton and University of Albany ($91,567; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Albany Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10010 Michele Wood Earthquake Early Warning Testing the Effects of Increased Message Specificity for Earthquake Early Warning: Collaborative Research with California State University Fullerton and University of Albany ($99,999; January 2021 through December 2021) California State University Fullerton Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10011 Diego Melgar Engineering Seismology and Impacts Regional Automated Final Fault Inversion of Seismic and Geodetic Data: Towards 10-minute Solutions ($82,327; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Oregon Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10012 Taka Kanaya & Wen-lu Zhu Earthquake Physics Effect of Pore Fluid Pressure on the Brittle-Ductile Transition ($79,844.70; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Maryland-College Park Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10014 Rich Koehler Intermountain West Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in the Reno-Sparks Urban Area, Nevada ($52,362; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10015 John Baldwin & Christopher Bloszies Northern California Tectonic Geomorphic and Quaternary Geologic Mapping of the Quien Sabe Fault, Santa Clara and San Beniot Counties, California ($43,070; January 2021 through December 2021) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10019 Michael Greenfield Northern California Regional Probabilistic Liquefaction Hazard Mapping for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta: Collaborative Research with Greenfield Geotechnical and the United States Geological Survey ($79,852; January 2021 through December 2021) Greenfield Geotechnical LLC Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10023 Janise Rodgers & Heidi Stenner Engineering Seismology and Impacts Effectiveness of Past California Earthquake Scenarios in Motivating Mitigation ($85,942; January 2021 through December 2021) GeoHazards International Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10024 Marin Clark Engineering Seismology and Impacts Co-Seismic Landslide Susceptibility of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks: Collaboration Research between the University of Michigan and the University of California Berkeley ($70,064; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Michigan Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10025 Dimitrios Zekkos Engineering Seismology and Impacts Co-Seismic Landslide Susceptibility of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks: Collaboration Research between the University of Michigan and the University of California Berkeley ($34,090; January 2021 through December 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10026 Eric Dunham Pacific Northwest and Alaska Subduction Zone Earthquake Sequence Holding ($79,005; January 2021 through December 2021) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10027 Chris Cramer National Alaska Lg Tomography, Ground Motion Intensity Correlation Equation Development, and Subduction and Crustal GMM Alaska Regional Adjustments ($94,482; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Memphis Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10028 Fan-Chi Lin & Amir Allam Intermountain West Salt Lake Valley Community Velocity Model Validation and Improvement: Ambient Noise and Earthquake Surface Wave Analysis Across the Magna Aftershock Array ($67,529; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Utah Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10032 Taira Taka'aki Earthquake Physics Experimental Constraints on Preparatory Processes and Seismic Velocity Changes before Induced Slip: Collaborative Research between the University of Memphis and University of California Berkeley ($59,555; January 2021 through December 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10034 Rachel Abercrombie Central and Eastern U.S. Improving Seismicity Detection to Map Active Structures in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($26,626; January 2021 through December 2021) Boston University Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10035 William Frank Central and Eastern U.S. Improving Seismicity Detection to Map Active Structures in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($64,734; January 2021 through December 2021) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10036 Joann Stock & Zachary Ross Southern California Seismotectonics of the California-Mexico Border Region ($155,144; January 2021 through December 2021) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10037 Nadia Lapusta Pacific Northwest and Alaska Modeling Interaction of Episodic Slow Slip and Earthquakes in Cascadia ($99,449; January 2021 through January 2022) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2022 2021
G21AP10043 David Schmidt Pacific Northwest and Alaska Deciphering Deformation in Southern Cascadia: Block Modeling of Forearc Faults and the Megathrust North of the Triple Junction ($88,251; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10050 Thomas Goebel Earthquake Physics Experimental Constraints on Preparatory Processes and Seismic Velocity Changes before Induced Slip: Collaborative Research between the University of Memphis and University of California Berkeley ($76,642; January 2021 through December 2021) University of Memphis Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2021
G21AP10053 Hong Kie Thio & Andreas Skarlatoudis National Earthquake Source Characterization for the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone ($76324.28; April 2021 through March 2022) AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Final Technical Report due June 2022 2021
G21AP10093 Steven Jaume Central and Eastern U.S. Defining the Source Fault of the 1886 Summerville, South Carolina Earthquake: Collaborative Research with College of Charleston and Georgia Institute of Technology ($23,762; March 2021 through February 2023) College of Charleston Final Technical Report Due May 2023 2021
G21AP10108 Zhigang Peng Central and Eastern U.S. Defining the Source Fault of the 1886 Summerville, South Carolina Earthquake: Collaborative Research with College of Charleston and Georgia Institute of Technology ($73,352; March 2021 through February 2023) Georgia Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due May 2023 2021
G21AP10123 Christine Ruhl Intermountain West Seismotectonic Analyses of Nevada Earthquake Sequences and their Implications for Hazard Assessment: Collaborative Research between the University of Tulsa, Boston University, and University of California San Diego ($45,653; April 2021 through March 2022) University of Tulsa Final Technical Report due June 2022 2021
G21AP10124 Peter Shearer Intermountain West Seismotectonic Analyses of Nevada Earthquake Sequences and their Implications for Hazard Assessment: Collaborative Research between the University of Tulsa, Boston University, and University of California San Diego ($18,698; April 2021 through March 2022) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report due June 2022 2021
G21AP10125 Rachel Abercrombie Intermountain West Seismotectonic Analyses of Nevada Earthquake Sequences and their Implications for Hazard Assessment: Collaborative Research between the University of Tulsa, Boston University, and University of California San Diego ($24,972; April 2021 through March 2022) Boston University Final Technical Report due June 2022 2021
G21AP10151 Chelsea Scott and Ramon Arrowsmith Northern California Constraining Creep Rates Along the Central Creeping Section of the San Andreas Fault from Lidar Topographic Differencing ($52,396; March 2021 through February 2022) Arizona State University Final Technical Report Due May 2022 2021
G21AP10152 Taka'aki Taira & Qingkai Kong Northern California Toward Integrating Template Matched-Filter Analysis with Machine Learning for Improved Seismic Monitoring and Repeating Earthquake Search in Northern California ($73,535; April 2021 through March 2022) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due June 2022 2021
G21AP10222 David Schmidt Pacific Northwest and Alaska Deformation Modeling of the Cascadia Accretionary Prism ($48,541; April 2021 through April 2022) University of Washington Final Technical Report due July 2022 2021
G21AP10264 Jorge Macedo Engineering Seismology and Impacts Machine Learning-Based Procedures for Estimating Seismically-Induced Landslides in Subduction Tectonic Settings ($50,181; April 2021 through April 2022) Georgia Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due July 2022 2021

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