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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
G21AC10302 Deborah Glickson General Committee on Solid Earth Geophysics (COSEG) and Its Activities ($19,999; June 2021 through May 2023) National Academies of Sciences Final Technical Report due August 2023 2021
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
G21AP10251 Guoqing Lin Central and Eastern U.S. Characteristics of Seismicity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Collaborative Research with University of Miami and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez ($80,464; June 2021 through May 2022) University of Miami Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10252 Victor Huerfano Central and Eastern U.S. Characteristics of Seismicity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Collaborative Research with University of Miami and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez ($31,964; June 2021 through May 2022) University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Final Technical Report due August 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
G21AP10270 Glenn Thackray Intermountain West Mapping and Neotectonic Investigation of the Sawtooth Fault, Central Idaho: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey, Idaho State University, and BGC Engineering, Inc. ($49,306; June 2021 through May 2022) Idaho State University Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10271 Zachery Lifton Intermountain West Mapping and Neotectonic Investigation of the Sawtooth Fault, Central Idaho: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey, Idaho State University, and BGC Engineering, Inc. ($23,528.60; June 2021 through May 2022) University of Idaho Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10272 Mark Zellman Intermountain West Mapping and Neotectonic Investigation of the Saw tooth Fault, Central Idaho: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey, Idaho State University, and BGC Engineering, Inc. ($12,187; June 2021 through May 2022) BGC Engineering Inc. Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10273 Monica Kohler Earthquake Early Warning Integrating Low-Cost Accelerometers into the ShakeAlert Earthquake Earling Warning System ($99,337; May 2021 through April 2022) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due July 2022 2021
G21AP10284 Daniel Trugman Earthquake Early Warning Real-time and Data-Driven Ground Motion Precitin Equations for Earthquake Early Warning ($91,360; June 2021 through May 2022) University of Texas at Austin Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10285 Tina Dura Pacific Northwest and Alaska Quantitative Diatom-Based Reconstructions of Coseismic Subsidence over Multiple Earthquake Cycles along the Central Cascadia Subduction Zone: Collaborative Research with Virigina Tech and the US Geological Survey ($81,601; June 2021 through May 2022) Virginia Tech Final Technica Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10312 Will Levandowski Central and Eastern U.S. Statistics of Recent Aftershock Sequences in Central and Eastern North America and their Implications for Declustering ($48,830; May 2021 through December 2021) Boulder Geophysics Final Technical Report due March 2022 2021
G21AP10337 Jochen Braunmiller & Paul Wetmore Intermountain West Space-Time Evolution of the Early 2020 Stanley, Idaho Mw6.5 Earthquake Aftershock Sequence - Complex Faulting and Fault Interaction at the Northern End of the Basin and Range Province? ($34760; June 2021 through May 2022) University of South Florida Final Technical Report due August 2022 2021
G21AP10345 Bruce Shaw Earthquake Physics Earthquake Simulators and Next Generation Hazard Models (UCERF4): Collaborative Research with Columbia University and USGS Golden ($79,586; July 2021 through June 2022) Columbia University Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10359 Alexander Simms Northern California Constraining the Ages and Slip Across Strands of the Hosgri and Los Osos Fault Zones, Central California ($32,513; July 2021 through June 2023) University of California Santa Barbara Final Technical Report September 2023 2021
G21AP10367 Ellen Rathje National Joint Collaboration of NGA-East GMMS and Site Amplification Models againt CENA Ground Motions: Collaborative Research with University of California Los Angeles, UT, and UIUC ($78,119; July 2021 through June 2022) University of Texas at Austin Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10368 Youssef Hashash National Joint Collaboration of NGA-East GMMS and Site Amplification Models againt CENA Ground Motions: Collaborative Research with University of California Los Angeles, UT, and UIUC ($73,909; July 2021 through June 2022) University of Illinos at Urbana-Champaign Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10370 Jonathan Stewart National Joint Collaboration of NGA-East GMMS and Site Amplification Models againt CENA Ground Motions: Collaborative Research with University of California Los Angeles, UT, and UIUC ($80,440; July 2021 through June 2022) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10383 Yolanda Lin & Christopher Lippitt Engineering Seismology and Impacts Developing a Consequence-Driven Risk Framework for Earthquake Scenario Selection in Stable Contintnetal Regions ($90,049; July 2021 through July 2022) University of New Mexico Final Technical Report Due October 2022 2021
G21AP10385 Alexander Simms Northern California Do the Marshes of Tomales Bay, California Record Old Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault Zone? ($21,929; July 2021 through June 2022) University of California Santa Barbara Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10394 Zachery Lifton Intermountain West Mapping and Preliminary Geochronology of the Quaternary-Actie Halfway Gulch Fault, SW Idaho: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey and Lettis Consultants International ($41,369.33; July 2021 through June 2022) University of Idaho Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10395 Brian Gray Intermountain West Mapping and Preliminary Geochronology of the Quaternary-Actie Halfway Gulch Fault, SW Idaho: Collaborative Research with Idaho Geological Survey and Lettis Consultants International ($28,431; July 2021 through June 2022) Lettis Consultants International Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10398 Michele Cooke Earthquake Physics Estimating Off-Fault Deformation from Fault Trace Pattern Using Convoluional Neural Networks Trained by Scaled Physical Experiments ($98,674; July 2021 through June 2022) University of Massachusetts - Amherst Final Technical Report due September 2022 2021
G21AP10480 Noel Bartlow Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bridging the Gap Between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Vixcoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California, Berkeley ($41201.65; July 2021 through December 2021) University of Kansas Final Technical Report due March 2022 2021

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