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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
G22AC00002 Kent Graham, Jayne Bormann & Emily Morton Earthquake Early Warning ShakeAlert 2021: Operation, Improvement, and Expansion in Eastern California ($1,054,000.00; November 2021 through August 2023) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022
G22AC00070 Yehuda Ben-Zion & Gregory C. Beroza Southern California Southern California Earthquake Center: Bridge Proposal SCEC 5.5 2022-2024 ($1,600,000; February 2022 through January 2024) University of Southern California Final Technical Report due April 2024 2022
G22AC00255 Adam Schultz General GEOMAG Cooperative Agreement Between USGS and Oregon State University Completion of Magnetotelluric Array in CONUS ($1,308,955; June 2022 through May 2024) Oregon State University Final Technical Report due August 2024 2022
G22AC00492 Alberto M. López-Venegas, Elizabeth Vanacore, Victor Huérfano & José Martínez-Cruzado General “UPRM Geophysical Studies for Updating the Puerto Rico Seismic Hazard Map: a Local Workgroup Approach” ($268,824; September 2022 through August 2024) University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Final Technical Report due November 2024 2022
G22AP00009 Deborah Kilb Pacific Northwest and Alaska Seismic Generated Shaking and Sediment Mobilization: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Oregon State University ($32,798; January 2022 through December 2022) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00010 Diego Melgar Earthquake Early Warning Machine Learning and GNSS Displacesments in ShakeAlert ($95,609; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Oregon Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00011 Peter Shearer & Wenyuan Fan Engineering Seismology and Impacts Development of New Tools to Measure Global Earthquake Source Properties Using Teleseismic Observations ($47,934; January 2022 through December 2022) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00012 Nori Nakata Induced Seismology Towards Improved Quantification of Induced Earthquake Sources using the Large-N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($70,270; January 2022 through December 2022) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00013 Maureen Walczak Pacific Northwest and Alaska Seismic Generated Shaking and Sediment Mobilization: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Oregon State University ($9,287; January 2022 through December 2022) Oregon State University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00018 Chris Cramer National Coastal Plain Amplification and Hazard Model for the National Seismic Hazard Model: Collaborative Research with University of Memphis, North Carolina State University, and Merrimack College ($51,327; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00019 Valerie Sahakian Pacific Northwest and Alaska Seismic Generated Shaking and Sediment Mobilization: Collaborative Research with University of Oregon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Oregon State University ($38,031; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Oregon Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00020 James Kaklamanos National Coastal Plain Amplification and Hazard Model for the National Seismic Hazard Model: Collaborative Research with University of Memphis, North Carolina State University, and Merimack College ($10,831; January 2022 through December 2022) Merrimack College Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00032 Susu Xu Engineering Seismology and Impacts Casual Graph-Based Joint Estimation of Ground Failure and Building Damage from Satellite Images in Near-Real Time: Collaborative Research with Stony Brook University and USGS ($75,406; January 2022 through December 2022) Stony Brook University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00033 Kim Olsen Intermountain West Calibration of Nonlinear Rheology Parameters in the Salt Lake Basin from the March 18, M5.7 Magna, Utah, Earthquake Sequence Records ($66,667; January 2022 through December 2022) San Diego State University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00035 Rachel Abercrombie Induced Seismology Towards Improved Quantification of Induced Earthquake Sources using the Large-N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($27,317; January 2022 through December 2022) Boston University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00036 Zhu Wen-Lu Earthquake Physics Experimental Investigation of Slow Faulting Under Drained Conditions ($90,672; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Maryland, College Park Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00037 Robert Givler & Christopher Bloszies Intermountain West Constraining the Timing of Paleoseismic Events on the Weber Segment of the Wasatch Fault Zone at the East Layton site, Layton, Utah ($29,059; January 2022 through December 2022) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00038 Brendan Crowell Earthquake Early Warning Leveraging GNDD Velocities for ShakeMaps and ShakeAlert ($91,789; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Washington Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00039 Ashly Cabas National Coastal Plain Amplification and Hazard Model for the National Seismic Hazard Model: Collaborative Research with University of Memphis, North Carolina State University, and Merrimack College ($71,523; January 2022 through December 2022) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00040 Grace Barcheck Pacific Northwest and Alaska Deep Learning with Regional Amphibious Seismic Data to Improve Earthquake Detection and Picking in the Alaska-Aleutian Trench ($124,136.60; January 2022 through December 2022) Cornell University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00048 Laurie Baise & Babak Moaveni Engineering Seismology and Impacts Innovative Data-Driven Frameworks for Geospatial Ground Failure Models ($97,123; January 2022 through December 2022) Tufts University Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00049 Michael Kalinski & Zhenming Wang Earthquake Early Warning Acquisition of Earthquake Ground Motion Data in the New Madrid Seismic Zone Using Inexpensive Novel Instrumentation ($59,230; January 2022 through December 2022) University of Kentucky Final Technical Report due March 2023 2022
G22AP00067 Zhongwen Zhan Southern California DAS-Based Vs30 Mapping and Fine-Scale Anatomy of the Ridgecrest Earthquake Ground Motion ($99,512; February 2022 through January 2023) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due May 2023 2022
G22AP00078 Maarten Van Daele Pacific Northwest and Alaska The Eroding Iceberg Lake Sediments: A Short-Lived Opportunity to Obtain a Paleoseismic Record from the Eastern Edge of the Alaska Subduction Zone ($96,532.51; March 2022 through February 2023) Ghent University Final Technical Report due May 2023 2022
G22AP00198 Camilla Cattania Induced Seismology Induced Seismicity and Aseismic Skip on Rough Faults ($95,854; June 2022 through May 2023) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00199 Jeff Bayless, Paul Somerville & Scott Condon National Incorporating Rupture Directivity Effects into Probabilisitic Seismic Hazard Analyses for the NSHM ($68,600.46; May 2022 through May 2023) AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Final Technical due August 2023 2022
G22AP00201 Charles Langston Central and Eastern U.S. Embayment Seismic Excitation Experiment 2022 (ESEE 2022) ($91,790; June 2022 through May 2023) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00206 Lewis Owen Intermountain West Defining Slip Rates using 10Be Surfice Exposure Dating for th Polaris and Truckee Faults near Truckee, California ($56,307; June 2022 through May 2023) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00209 Brigham Young University Engineering Seismology and Impacts Evaluation and Improvement of Methods to Consider Influence of Surface Clay Layers on Liquefaction-Induced Settlement from Large Database ($55,319; June 2022 through June 2024) Kyle Rollins Final Technical Report due September 2024 2022
G22AP00226 Ares Rosakis & Nadia Lapusta Earthquake Physics Laboratory Earthquakes along Interfaces with Rock Gouge ($100,000; June 2022 through May 2023) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00231 Domniki Asimaki & Zachary Ross Southern California Earthquake Accelerogram Synthesis via Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for Engineering Applications ($85,000; June 2022 through May 2023) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00234 Ivan Wong, Walter Silva & Robert Darragh Intermountain West Analyses of Site Effects in the 2020 M 5.7 Magna, Utah, Earthquake and Development of Shallow Site Amplication Factors for Salt Lake Valley ($64,313; June 2022 though May 2023) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00243 Stefan Wiener & Iason Grigoratos Earthquake Physics Probabilistic Identification of Seismicity Triggered by Oil and Gas Activities and its Effects on Seismic Hazard ($70,000; June 2022 through May 2023) Swiss Seismological Service Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00246 Clifford Thurber Northern California Improving the USGS 3D Seismic Velocity Model for the San Francisco Region with Joint Body and Surface Wave Tomography: Collaborative Research between University of Wisconsin Madison and University of California Berkeley ($78,974; July 2022 through June 2023) University of Wisconsin - Madison Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00248 Taka'aki Taira Northern California Improving the USGS 3D Seismic Velocity Model for the San Francisco Region with Joint Body and Surface Wave Tomography: Collaborative Research between University of Wisconsin Madison and University of California Berkeley ($70,026; July 2022 through June 2022) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00249 Susan Bilek Induced Seismology Optimizing Machine Learning Capabilities to Detect Earthquakes in Delaware Basin, Southeastern New Mexico ($58,588; July 2022 through July 2023) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00261 John Shaw Southern California Comprehensive 3D Assessment of the Geometry, Segmentation, and Slip on the Newport-Inglewood Fault, Los Angeles, California, and Its Implications for Regional Earthquake Hazards ($72,226; July 2022 through June 2023) Harvard University Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00263 Kaj Johnson National From Strain Rate to Hazard: Estimating Fault Slip Deficit Rate and Off-Fault Moment Rate Using Geodetic Data: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and Missouri University of Science and Technology ($46,510; June 2022 through May 2023) Indiana University Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00264 Jeremy Maurer National From Strain Rate to Hazard: Estimating Fault Slip Deficit Rate and Off-Fault Moment Rate Using Geodetic Data: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and Missouri University of Science and Technology ($43,910; June 2022 through May 2023) Missouri University of Science & Technology Final Technical Report due August 2023 2022
G22AP00272 David Schmidt Pacific Northwest and Alaska The Extent of Shallow Slip During the 2020 Simeon of Earthquake Constrained by Seafloor Geodesy on the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone ($83,563; July 2022 through June 2023) University of Washington Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00278 Bruce Shaw & Edward Field Earthquake Physics Earthquake Simulators and Next Generation Hazard Models (UCERF4): Collaborative Research with Columbia University and USGS Golden ($81,882; July 2022 through June 2023) Columbia University Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00299 Amanda Thomas Pacific Northwest and Alaska Towards a Comprehensive Earthquake Catalog for the Pacific Northwest: Collaborative Research with the University of Oregon and Boston University ($79,763; July 2022 through June 2024) University of Oregon Final Technical Report due September 2024 2022
G22AP00300 Rachel Abercrombie Pacific Northwest and Alaska Towards a Comprehensive Earthquake Catalog for the Pacific Northwest: Collaborative Research with the University of Oregon and Boston University ($24,074; July 2022 through June 2024) Boston University Final Technical Report due September 2024 2022
G22AP00305 John Baldwin & Jeffrey Unruh Northern California Paleoseismic Investigation of the Lafayette Fault and the Contra Costa Shear Zone: An Uncharacterized and Potential Transfer Structure within the East Bay Hills, Contra Costa County, CA ($74,769; July 2022 through June 2023) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00307 Michael Floyd Northern California Interseismic Deformation in the Northern San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regions from Survey GNSS Observations: Collaborative Research with MIT and UC Riverside ($52,168; July 2022 through June 2023) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00308 Gareth Funning Northern California Interseismic Deformation in the Northern San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regions from Survey GNSS Observations: Collaborative Research with MIT and UC Riverside ($57,084; July 2022 through June 2023) University of California Riverside Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00309 Benchuan Duan Southern California Investigating Controls of Fault-Dip Changes on Rupture Behavior Along the Mojave Section of the San Andreas Fault ($106,648; July 2022 through June 2023) Texas A&M University Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00313 Adam Hiscock & Emily Kleber Intermountain West Extending the Record of the West Valley Fault Zone to Refine Models of Synchronous Rupture with the Wasatch Fault Zone ($54,373.46; July 2022 through June 2023) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00314 Chukwuebuka Nweke Northern California Site Amplification in San Francisco Bay Region Sedimentary Basins: Collaborative Research with UCLA and USC ($30,000; July 2022 through June 2023) University of Southern California Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00319 Jonathan Stewart & Scott Brandenberg Northern California Site Amplification in San Francisco Bay Region Sedimentary Basins: Collaborative Research with UCLA and USC ($89,669; July 2022 through June 2023) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00320 Jonathan Stewart & Scot Brandenberg Engineering Seismology and Impacts Investigation of Liquefactin Manifestations in Searles Lake During the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence ($84,417; July 2022 through June 2023) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00321 Christodulos Kyriakopoulos & Erin Cunningham Central and Eastern U.S. Dynamic Rupture Interactions in the New Madrid Fault System ($67,930; July 2022 through June 2023) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due September 2023 2022
G22AP00335 Martitia Tuttle Central and Eastern U.S. Geophysical and Palioseismological Investigations of the Marianna Earthquake Source in East-Central Arkansas ($84,900; August 2022 through July 2023) M. Tuttle & Associates Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022
G22AP00344 Ayse Hortacsu Engineering Seismology and Impacts Development and Implementation of Damage Matrices for United States Buildings in accordanc with EMS-98: Collaborative Research with Applied Technology Council and US Geological Survey ($99,148; July 2022 through July 2023) Applied Technology Council Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00359 Lee Liberty Intermountain West Mapping of a Broad Deformation Zone Beneath Salt Lake City ($88,748; July 2022 through July 2023) Boise State University Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00362 Heather DeShon Central and Eastern U.S. Leveraging Machine-Learning Detection and Detailed Event Relocation to Probe New Madrid Seismogenesis: Collaborative Research with Southern Methodist University and University of Oklahoma ($50,572; August 2022 through July 2023) Southern Methodist University Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00363 Jacob Walter Central and Eastern U.S. Leveraging Machine-Learning Detection and Detailed Event Relocation to Probe New Madrid Seismogenesis: Collaborative Research with Southern Methodist University and University of Oklahoma ($43,414; August 2022 through July 2023) University of Oklahoma Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00380 Maha Kenawy Engineering Seismology and Impacts Ground Motion Selection for Analysis of Near-Fault Civil Structures using Broadband Physics-Based Earthquake Simulations ($52,866; August 2022 through July 2023) Exponent, Inc. Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00381 Shahram Pezeshk National Hybrid Empirical Ground-Motion Models with Simulation-Based Site Amplification Factors for the Island of Hawaii Based on an Updated Strong Ground Motion Database ($80,333; August 2022 through July 2023) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022
G22AP00406 Francisco Gomez, Tandis Bidgoli & Sean Polun Central and Eastern U.S. Investigation of Paleoliquefaction of the Grand River Tectonic Zone (Central Missouri) ($89,360; August 2022 through July 2023) University of Missouri Final Technical Report due October 2023 2022
G22AP00429 Gabriel Toro National Regional Shear-Wave Velocity Randomization Model and Ground Motions for Portions of the Central and Eastern US ($79,441; September 2022 through August 2023) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022
G22AP00455 Yann Gavillot, Michael Stickney & Jeffrey Lonn Intermountain West Paleoseismic and Seismotectonic Investigations of the Bitterroot Fault to Improve Seismic Hazard Assessments of the Missoula-Bitterrot Valleys, Western Montana ($50,717; September 2022 through August 2023) Montana Tech University Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022
G22AP00486 Lewis Owen Southern California Reconstructing Long-Term Subsidence and Paleoseismic History of the Ancient lake Cahuilla along the Southern San Andreas Fault in Coachell, California ($79,987; September 2022 through August 2023) North Carolina State University Final Technical Report due November 2023 2022

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