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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
G17AP00001 Steve Bowman Intermountain West Detailed 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 Survey Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00002 Robert Clayton Southern California Analysis 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 Technology Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00003 Fan-Chi Lin Southern California Analysis 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 Utah Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00004 William Hammond Intermountain West Robust 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 Reno Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00005 Mark Murray Northern California Assessing 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 Technology Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00007 Miaki Ishii Central 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 University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00008 John Shaw Southern California Activity 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 University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00009 James Dolan Southern California Activity 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 California Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00010 George Hilley Northern California Automated fault mapping of the North America-Pacific plate boundary using airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM) data ($72,980; January 2017 through December 2017) Stanford University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00012 Steven Wesnousky Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of the Little Valley Fault, Reno-Carson, Nevada ($18,665; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00013 Eric Dunham Earthquake Physics Thermomechanical Earthquake Cycle Simulations ($84,431; January 2017 through December 2017) Stanford University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00014 Shuo Ma Earthquake Effects Further Validation of a Dynamic Earthquake Model to Produce Realistic Near-Field Ground Motion ($152,555; January 2017 through December 2018) San Diego State University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2017
G17AP00015 Hiroki Sone Earthquake 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 Madison 2017
G17AP00016 Robert Viesca Earthquake Physics Models for aseismic fault slip in response to fluid injection ($81,794; January 2017 through December 2017) Tufts University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00017 Michael Hamburger & Scott Robeson Earthquake Effects Near Real‐Time Assessment of Seismically Induced Landslides ($89,833; January 2017 through December 2017) Indiana University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00018 Jonathan Stewart National Shear 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 Angeles Final Technical Report due March 2019 2017
G17AP00020 Roy Van Arsdale & Daniel Larsen Central 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 Memphis Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00022 Mitchell Craig Northern California Site 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 Bay Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00026 John Loveless Pacific Northwest and Alaska Sparsity-based estimates of slow slip distributions in Cascadia ($31,746; January 2017 through December 2017) Smith College Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00027 Andrew Meigs Pacific Northwest and Alaska A 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 University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00028 Simon Engelhart Pacific Northwest and Alaska A 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 Island Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00029 Jeffrey McGuire Pacific Northwest and Alaska 3D Shear Velocity Structure in the Mendocino Triple Junction Region ($76,056; January 2017 through December 2017) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00034 Mehrdad Hosseini, Paul Somerville & Hong Kie Thio Central 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 2018 2017
G17AP00035 Martin Chapman Central 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 University Final Technical Report due April 2019 2017
G17AP00038 Michael Brudzinski Pacific Northwest and Alaska Improved 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 University Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00039 Stephen Holtkamp Pacific Northwest and Alaska Improved 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 Fairbanks Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00041 Ricardo Taborda Earthquake Effects Characterization of ground motion variability due to the presence of the built environment ($74,441; February 2017 through January 2018) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00042 Domniki Asimaki National Sensitivity 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 events Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017

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