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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G18AP00002 Emily Roland Pacific Northwest and Alaska Synthesis of Crustal Fault Deformation History in Puget Sound Washington from New and Legacy Marine Geophysical Data ($83,550; December 2017 through November 2018) University of Washington Final Technical Report due February 2019 2018
G18AP00003 Jeri Young and Philip Pearthree Intermountain West Recency and Size of Young Displacements of Along the Mead Slope Fault, Lake Mead Area, AZ ($50,976; December 2017 through November 2018) University of Arizona Final Technical Report due February 2019 2018
G18AP00004 Thomas Rockwell Southern California Testing Recurrence Models for a Simple Plate Boundry Fault: Continuatio of a Paleoseismic Study of the Imperial Fault in the Region of Large 1940 Displacement ($66,720; December 2017 through November 2018) San Diego State University Final Technical Report due February 2019 2018
G18AP00005 Takaaki Taira Northern California Evaluating and Improving the USGS 3D Seismic Velocity Model in the San Francisco East Bay by Integrating Earthquake Ground-Motion Simulationsand Noise-Derived Empirical Green's Functions ($59,961; December 2017 through November 2018) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due February 2019 2018
G18AP00006 Brett Maurer Engineering Seismology and Impacts Rapid Prediction of Infrastructure Damage and Loss Due to Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction ($51,134; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Washington Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00007 Rich Koehler & Seth Dee Intermountain West New Lidar Mapping and Paleoseismic Characterization of the Petersen Mountain Fault Zone, North of Reno, NV ($60,607; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00008 Manoochehr Shirzaei Northern California Time-Dependent Model and Underlying Mechanism of Creep Rate Variations on the Hayward Fault ($72,138; January 2018 through December 2018) Arizona State University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00010 Gregory McLaskey & David Kammer Earthquake Physics Barriers to Fault Rupture: Large Scale Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Modeling ($95,887; January 2018 through December 2018) Cornell University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00011 Joshua Roering Pacific Northwest and Alaska Using Landslide-Damned Lakes to Identify Coseismic Slope Instability in Cascadia: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon and University of Texas ($64,851; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Oregon Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00012 Bryan Black Pacific Northwest and Alaska Using Landslide-Damned Lakes to Identify Coseismic Slope Instability in Cascadia: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon and University of Texas ($18,624; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Texas at Austin Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00013 Craig dePolo & Seth Dee Intermountain West Paleoseismic Investigation of the Eglington Fault, Clark County, NV ($40,000; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00014 Mitchell Craig Northern California Near Surface Seismic Velocity Measurement and Profiling of the East San Francisco Bay Shoreline ($49,770; January 2018 through December 2018) California State University, East Bay Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00015 Ashly Cabas Engineering Seismology and Impacts Assessment of the Contribution of Input Motion Selection Procedures to Uncertainty in Ground Motion Intensity Measures: Collaborative Research with North Carolina State University and Merrimack College ($65,460; January 2018 through December 2018) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00016 James Kaklamanos Engineering Seismology and Impacts Assessment of the Contribution of Input Motion Selection Procedures to Uncertainty in Ground Motion Intensity Measures: Collaborative Research with North Carolina State University and Merrimack College ($28,427; January 2018 through December 2018) Merrimack College Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00017 Clifford Thurber Pacific Northwest and Alaska Initial Development of Alaska Community Seismic Velocity Models ($99,826; January 2018 through December 2018 University of Wisconsin Madison Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00018 Miaki Ishii Central and Eastern U.S. Digitization of Harvard-Adam Dziewonski Analogue Seismograms from January 1939 for Improved Seismicity Constraints in the Northeastern United States and World ($18,801; January 2018 through December 2018) Harvard University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00019 Cornelis Kreemer & Ilya Zaliapin Central and Eastern U.S. On the Relationship between Seismicity and Geodetic Strain Rates in the Central and Eastern US ($79,983: January 2018 through December 2018) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00020 Rich Koehler Intermountain West Development of an Earthquake Chronology and Recurrence Date for the Southern Warm Springs Valley Fault - Using New-high Resolution Lidar Data and Trenching, Washow County, Nevada ($40,526; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00021 Eric Daub Earthquake Physics Estimating the Maximum Magnitude of Induced Earthquakes with Dynamic Rupture Simulations ($67,621; January 2018 through December 2018) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018
G18AP00022 Xiaowei Chen & Jacob Walter Earthquake Physics Roles of Stress Heterogencity and Stress Interaction in Induced Seismicity: Example from the Fairview/Woodward Area in Oklahoma ($52,705; May 2018 through May 2019) University of Oklahoma Final Technical Report August 2019 2018
G18AP00023 Steve Bowman Intermountain West 2018-2019 Utah Earthquake Working Groups and Update of Working-Group Related Databases ($33,465; January 2018 through December 2018) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report due March 2019 2018

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