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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G19AC00122 Deborah Glickson General Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics (COSG) and its Actvities ($25,000; June 2019 through May 2021) National Academy of Sciences Final Technical Report due August 2021 2019
G19AC00252 Stefan Wiemer & Maren Bose Earthquake Early Warning Improving the Performance of the Finite-Fault Rupture Detector (FinDer) Algorithm in the US West Coast ShakeAlert System ($90,000; August 2019 through August 2021) Swiss Seismological Service Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00264 Timothy Melbourne Earthquake Early Warning Production of ShakeAlert Real-Time GNSS ($474,125; August 2019 through August 2021) Central Washington University Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00265 Graham Kent & Ken Smith Earthquake Early Warning ShakeAlert 2019 ($540,057; August 2019 through August 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00287 Glen Mattioli & Charles Meertens Earthquake Early Warning Incorporating Real-time GNSS into ShakeAlert: Improving telemetry and upgrading to multi-constellation GNSS with on-board positioning at existing NOTA stations ($793,635; August 2019 through August 2021) UNAVCO, Inc. Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00294 Douglas Toomey & Leland O'Driscoll Earthquake Early Warning Support and Improvement of ShakeAlert 2019-2021: Collaborative with UCB, CalTech, UW and UO ($1,633,150; August 2019 through 2021) University of Oregon Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00296 Thomas Heaton & Egill Hauksson Earthquake Early Warning Support and Improvement of ShakeAlert 2019-2021: Collaborative with UCB, CalTech, UW and UO ($2,189,311; August 2019 through August 2021) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due November 2021 2019
G19AC00297 Harold Tobin & Paul Bodin Earthquake Early Warning Support and Improvement of ShakeAlert 2019-2021: Collaborative with UCB, CalTech, UW and UO ($3,744,617; August 2019 through August 2021) University of Washington Final Technical Report due November 2021 2019
G19AC00298 Richard Allen Earthquake Early Warning Support and Improvement of ShakeAlert 2019-2021: Collaborative with UCB, CalTech, UW and UO ($3,059,601; August 2019 through August 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due November 2021 2019
G19AC00299 Michael West General Symposium on the 2018 Anchorage Earthquake ($59,951; August 2019 through August 2020) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00007 Robert Hatcher, Jr. Central and Eastern U.S. Paleoseismic Investigation of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone: Collaborative Research with University of Memphis and University of Tennessee ($29,765; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Tennessee Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00008 Randel Tom Cox Central and Eastern U.S. Paleoseismic Investigation of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone: Collaborative Research with University of Memphis and University of Tennessee ($66,712; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Memphis Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00009 Rich Koehler & Jennifer Vlcan Intermountain West Nevada Quaternary Fault Database: A New Publicly Accessible Web-Based Resource ($58,490; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00010 Diego Melgar Earthquake Early Warning Physics Based Broadband Simulations for Earthquake Early Warning ($85,268; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Oregon Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00011 Ryan Pollyea Earthquake Physics The Hydrogeology of Saltwater Disposal: How Fluid Density Variations Affect Diffusion in the Seismogenic Zone ($96,930; January 2019 through December 2019) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00012 Kimberly Blisniuk Northern California Determining the Distribution of Slip across the Northern San Andreas Fault System through Long-Term Fault Slip Rates on the Rodgers Creek Fault, Northern California ($70,759; January 2019 through December 2019) San Jose State University Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00013 Kimberly Blisniuk Northern California Identifying Faults and Earthquakes, and Their Potential Association with Mass Wasting Along the Seal Cove Strand of the San Gregorio Fault in San Mateo County ($21,488; January 2019 through December 2019) San Jose State University Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00014 Robert Clayton Southern California Using Dense Nodal Deployments to Charactize the Structure of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Basins, Southern California: Collaborative Research with Louisiana State Univeristy and California Institute of Technology ($75,109; January 2019 through December 2019) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00015 Patricia Persaud Southern California Using Dense Nodal Deployments to Charactize the Structure of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Basins, Southern California: Collaborative Research with Louisiana State Univeristy and California Institute of Technology ($56,227; January 2019 through December 2019) Louisiana State University Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00017 Brendan Crowell Earthquake Early Warning Exporting Real-Time GNSS Data and Products to the NEIC: Collaborative Research with University of Washington, Central Washington University, and US Geological Survey ($52,254; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00018 Timothy Melbourne Earthquake Early Warning Exporting Real-Time GNSS Data and Products to the NEIC: Collaborative Research with University of Washington, Central Washington University, and US Geological Survey ($18,476; January 2019 through December 2019) Central Washington University Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00019 Clifford Thurber Pacific Northwest and Alaska Initial Development of Alaska Community Seismic Velocity Models ($88,057; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Wisconsin Madison Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00020 Paul Segall Earthquake Physics Investigation the Seismic Signature of Earthquake Nucleation with Dynamic Simulations of Microearthquakes ($87,773; January 2019 through December 2019) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00021 Steven Jaume & Norman Levine Central and Eastern U.S. Charleston Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project Time History Database, Urban Hazard Maps, and Public Outreach Workshop: Collaborative Research with the University of Memphis and the College of Charleston ($42,869; January 2019 through December 2019) College of Charleston Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00022 Chris Cramer Central and Eastern U.S. Charleston Area Earthquake Hazards Mapping Project Time History Database, Urban Hazard Maps, and Public Outreach Workshop: Collaborative Research with the University of Memphis and the College of Charleston ($51,519; January 2019 through December 2019) University of Memphis Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00023 Laurie Baise Engineering Seismology and Impacts National and Global Liquefaction Loss Models for PAGER ($93,767; January 2019 through December 2019) Tufts University Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00024 William Levandowski Central and Eastern U.S. Refining the Boundaries of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone by Understanding its Seismotectonic and Geodynamic Origin ($38,176; January 2019 through December 2019) Boulder Geophysics Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00025 Jonathan Stewart & Scott Brandenberg National Improved Models for Site Amplification in Sedimentary Basins ($65,665; January 2019 through December 2019) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due March 2020 2019
G19AP00026 Yousef Bozorgnia National Development of Earthquake Ground-Motion Tools for End-Users of the NGA-Subjection and NGA-East Ground Motion Models ($72,617; January 2019 through January 2020) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due April 2020 2019
G19AP00027 Michael Hamburger & Anna Jessee Engineering Seismology and Impacts Estimating the Likelihood and Impact of Seismically Induced Landslides in Near Real-Time ($100,734; January 2019 through December 2019) Indiana University Final Technical Report Due March 2020 2019
G19AP00028 Peter Shearer Intermountain West Nevada Seismicity Studies - Input to Hazard Assessment, Clusters & Sequences, Source Physics, and Ground Motions: Collaborative Research between University of California San Diego and University of Nevada Reno ($25,614; February 2019 through January 2020) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report due April 2020 2019
G19AP00029 Ken Smith Intermountain West Nevada Seismicity Studies - Input to Hazard Assessment, Clusters & Sequences, Source Physics, and Ground Motions: Collaborative Research between University of California San Diego and University of Nevada Reno ($65,730; February 2019 through January 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due April 2020 2019
G19AP00030 Zhongwen Zhan Earthquake Early Warning Rapid Charactrization of First-Order complexity of Large Earthquakes ($93,142; February 2019 through January 2020) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2020 2019
G19AP00031 Thomas Rockwell Southern California Investigating the Earthquake Chronology of the Last Millennium along the Cholame Segment of the San Andreas Fault: Collaborative Research with Arizona State University and San Diego State University ($9,802; March 2019 through February 2020) San Diego State University Final Technical Report Due May 2020 2019
G19AP00032 J Ramon Arrowsmith & Alana Williams Southern California Investigating the Earthquake Chronology of the Last Millennium along the Cholame Segment of the San Andreas Fault: Collaborative Research with Arizona State University and San Diego State University ($67,692; March 2019 through February 2020) Arizona State University Final Technical Report due May 2020 2019
G19AP00033 Gordon Seitz Northern California Completing the Preliminary Chronology of the Monte Bello Paleoseismic Record with Additional Dating: The Existence of a Penisular San Andreas Fault Segment is in Question ($16,683; March 2019 through February 2020) California Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due May 2020 2019
G19AP00035 Egill Hauksson Southern California Analysis of Earthquake Data from the Greater Los Angeles Basin and Adjacent Offshore Area, Southern California ($98,000; August 2019 through July 2020) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due October 2020 2019
G19AP00036 Juliet Crider & Emily Roland Pacific Northwest and Alaska Seattle Fault Location, Earthquake Recurrence and Effects: Linking On-Shore and Offshore Records via Shallow Marine Seismic Surveys in the Duwamish Waterway and Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington ($87,504; June 2019 through June 2020) University of Washington Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00044 Steven Wesnousky Intermountain West Paleoearthquake Trenching Investigation of Active Faults in and near Carson City ($89,283; June 2019 through May 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00045 Harvey Kelsey & Melanie Michalak Pacific Northwest and Alaska In Southern Cascadia, do Upper-Plate Faults Rupture in Concert with Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Paleoseismic Investigation of the Little Salmon Fault Zone: Collaborative Research with California Geological Survey, Humboldt University, and USGS ($49,096; June 2019 through May 2020) Humboldt State University Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00046 Tyler Ladinsky Pacific Northwest and Alaska In Southern Cascadia, do Upper-Plate Faults Rupture in Concert with Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Paleoseismic Investigation of the Little Salmon Fault Zone: Collaborative Research with California Geological Survey, Humboldt University, and USGS($28,052; June 2019 through May 2020) California Geological Survey Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00047 Jeri Ben-Horin & Philip Pearthree Intermountain West Detailed Geologic and Geomorphic Mapping and Characterization of the Lake Mary Fault Zone, Coconino County, AZ ($47,893; September 2019 through August 2020) University of Arizona Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00048 Allan Rubin Earthquake Physics How Much of Rate-and-State Friction can be Explained by Granular Friction Models? ($99,816; May 2019 through April 2020) Princeton University Final Technical Report due July 2020 2019
G19AP00049 Marc Eberhard Pacific Northwest and Alaska Implications of Simulated Motions for M9 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake: Collborative Research with University of Washington and USGS ($73,273; May 2019 through April 2020) University of Washington Final Technical Report due July 2020 2019
G19AP00050 Carl Tape Pacific Northwest and Alaska Estimation of Aftershock Regions of Historical Earthquakes along the Aleutian-Alaska Megathrust ($77,745; June 2019 through May 2020) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00051 Matthew Weingarten Earthquake Physics Mitigation of Ongoing Induced Seismic Hazard Years After Reduced Injection Rates: Application of Physics-Based Stochastic Optimization to a Case of Induced Seismicity ($64,236; May 2019 through April 2020) San Diego State Univeristy Final Technical Report due July 2020 2019
G19AP00052 Charles Langston & Christine Powell Central and Eastern U.S. Seismotectonics and Seismic Potential of Three Intraplate Seismic Zone ($80,179; May 2019 thorugh April 2021) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due July 2021 2019
G19AP00053 Kimberly Blisniuk Southern California Quantifying the Geologic and Geodectic Distribtion and Transfer of Slip Rate on the Southern San Andreas Fault from the Northern Coachella Valley to the Eastern California Shear Zone across the Eastern Transverse Range: Collaborative Research with San Jose State University and University of Arizona ($23,948; June 2019 through May 2020) San Jose State University Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00054 Richard Bennett Southern California Quantifying the Geologic and Geodectic Distribtion and Transfer of Slip Rate on the Southern San Andreas Fault from the Northern Coachella Valley to the Eastern California Shear Zone across the Eastern Transverse Range: Collaborative Research with San Jose State University and University of Arizona ($16,151; June 2019 through May 2020) University of Arizona Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00055 Negar Khorasani Engineering Seismology and Impacts A Loss Estimation and Decision Making Tool for Managing Fire Following Earthquake ($88,677; June 2019 through May 2020) University of Buffalo Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00056 Magaly Koch Engineering Seismology and Impacts Building Collapse Detection Using Satellite Imagery After Earthquake Events: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston University ($44,789; June 2019 through May 2020) Boston University Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00057 Laurie Baise Engineering Seismology and Impacts Building Collapse Detection Using Satellite Imagery After Earthquake Events: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston University ($91,467; June 2019 through May 2020) Tufts University Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00058 Ashly Cabas National Improving the Assessment of Site-Specific Seismic Hazards Through the Lens of Ovel Attenuation Models ($79,927; May 2019 through May 2020) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00059 Nadia Lapusta Earthquake Physics Modeling Interaction of Earthquakes and Slow Slip with Applications to Parkfield ($99,617; May 2019 through May 2020) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00060 John Ebel Central and Eastern U.S. Determining Accurate Focal Depths and Seismic Moments of Small CEUS Earthquakes Using Only Regional Seismic Network Data ($67,760; June 2019 through May 2020) Boston College Final Technical Report due August 2020 2019
G19AP00071 Valerie Sahakian Northern California Bay Area Ground-Motion Site Effects: Exploring Site Spectral Physical Parameters: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon and USGS ($91,712; July 2019 through July 20200 University of Oregon Final Technical Report due October 2020 2019
G19AP00072 Greg McDonald, Adam Hiscock & Emily Kleber Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Northern Utah/Southern Idaho Faults: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey and Utah Geological Survey ($28,251; July 2019 through June 2020) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00073 Zachery Lifton Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Northern Utah/Southern Idaho Faults: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey and Utah Geological Survey ($28,251; July 2019 through June 2020) University of Idaho Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00078 Gregory Beroza Northern California PhaseNet: Towards Comprehensive P and S Wave Arrival Time Measurement Using Machine Learning ($80,780; July 2019 through June 2020) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00079 Lee Liberty Intermountain West Seismic Profiling Across the Eglington Fault, Las Vegas, Nevada ($88,769; July 2019 through June 2020) Boise State Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00080 Lee Liberty Central and Eastern U.S. Seismic Profiling of Faults Relatd to the 1886 Charleston Earthquake: Summerville Survey ($85,757; July 2019 through June 2020) Boise State Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00081 Bruce Shaw Earthquake Physics Earthquake Simulators nd Next Generation Hazard Models (UCERF4): Collaborative Reseach with Columbia University and USGS Golden ($75,338; July 2019 through June 2020) Columbia University Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00082 John Louie Intermountain West Testing Reno-Area Basin Models with Shaking records from Moderate Local and Regional Earthquakes ($74,953; July 2019 through June 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00083 Kim Olsen Southern California Validating High-Frequency Ground Motions in Media with G(f) and Small-Scale Heterogeneities ($60,221; July 2019 through June 2020) San Diego State Univeristy Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00084 Scott Brandenberg & Jonathan Stewart Engineering Seismology and Impacts Cyclic Sofening and Post Cyclic Volume Change of Fine-Grained Soil ($68,171; July 2019 through June 2020) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2019
G19AP00093 Adrian Rodriguez-Marek & Russell Green Engineering Seismology and Impacts Development of a Liquefaction triggering procedure for megathrust events ($69,073; August 2019 through August 2020) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Final Technical Report due November 2020 2019
G19AP00097 Lara Rodriquez-Delgado & Hugh Gusterson Engineering Seismology and Impacts New Parameters for Improving "Did You Feel It?": Factors Influencing User Participation in Citizen Seismology ($41,400; August 2019 through July 2020) George Washington University Final Technical Report due October 2020 2019
G19AP00100 Ramin Motamed & John Anderson National Reducing Uncertainties in Ground Motion Prrediction Equations by Incorporating Site Period ($47,598; August 2019 through July 2021 University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due October 2021 2019
G19AP00101 Martitia Tuttle Central and Eastern U.S. Learning from Hurricane Irma, Differentiating Tsunami from Hurricane Deposits, and Re-Evaluation Possible Tsunami Deposits on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands ($72,402; August 2019 through July 2020) M. Tuttle & Associates 2019
G19AP00102 James Spotila Southern California Determination of Slip Rate along theSouthern Calico Fault in Southernmost Eastern California Shear Zone, Mojave Desert, California ($68,372; September 2019 through August 2020) Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00104 Ellen Rathje National "Evaulation of the P-wave Seismogram Approach to Estimate Vs30" (September 2019 through August 2020) University of Texas at Austin Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00105 Simon Englehart Pacific Northwest and Alaska A Refined Land-Based Paleoseismic Chronology for the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Collaborative Research with the University of Rhode Island and USGS ($93,491; September 2019 through August 2020) University of Durham Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00120 John Baldwin Northern California Paleoseismic Investigation at the Fish Rock Road Site on the North Coast Segment of the San Andreas Fault, Gualala, CA: Collaborative Research with California Geological Survey and Lettis Consultants International ($52,460; September 2019 through August 2020) Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00121 Judith Zachariasen Northern California Paleoseismic Investigation at the Fish Rock Road Site on the North Coast Segment of the San Andreas Fault, Gualala, CA: Collaborative Research with California Geological Survey and Lettis Consultants International ($31,643; September 2019 through August 2020) California Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00122 Ivan Wong National Analyses of Strong Motion Data from the 2018 M 6.9 Leilani Estes Earthquake and Its Aftershocks and Development of a Ground Motion Model for Shallow Crustal Earthquakes in Hawaii ($65,242; September 2019 through August 2020) Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Final Technical Report Due November 2020 2019
G19AP00123 Gabriel Toro National Refinements to the Baysesian Approach for the Calculation of Maximum Earthquake Magnitude (Mmax) in the Central and Eastern United States ($43,434; September 2019 through August 2020) Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Final Technical Report due November 2020 2019

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