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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
G18AP00024 Peter Shearer Southern California Analysis of Southern California Seismicity Using P-Wave Spectra and Coda Waves ($98,473; June 2018 through May 2019) University of Califoria San Diego Final Technical Report due August 2019 2018
G18AP00025 Luther Strayer Northern California Collaborative Study: California State Univeristy, East Bay (CSU) - United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fault and Velocity Structure of the Hayward Fault Zone and Eastern San Francisco Bay Area ($77,450; July 2018 through June 2019) California State University East Bay Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00027 Martitia Tuttle Central and Eastern U.S. Paleoliquefaction Study in the Central Virgina Seismic Zone and Surrounding Region ($72,000; April 2018 through March 2019) M. Tuttle & Associates Final Technical Report due June 2019 2018
G18AP00028 Egill Hauksson Southern California Analysis of Earthquake Data from the Greater Los Angeles Basin and Adjacent Offshore Area, Southern California ($85,000; June 2018 through May 31, 2019) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due August 2019 2018
G18AP00033 Vera Schulte-Pelkum National Determination of Near-Surface Shear Velocity and Vs, Vp, and Thickness of Unconsolidated Sediments using High-Frequency Teleseismic Receiver Function Across the US ($49,777; June 2018 through May 2019) University of Colorado Boulder Final Technical Report Due August 2019 2018
G18AP00034 Babak Moaveni & Laurie Baise Engineering Seismology and Impacts A Hierarchical Bayes Inversion Approach for Site Characterization Using Surface Wave Measurements ($87,734; June 2018 through May 2019) Tufts University Final Technical Report due August 2019 2018
G18AP00035 Dmitry Storchak National Advancement of the ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue, 1904-2018 (Years 1-2) ($51,249; June 2018 through June 2020) International Seismological Centre (ISC) Final Technical Report due September 2020 2018
G18AP00036 Reed Burgette Southern California Refining Estimates of Quaternary Slip Rate along the Santa Susana Fault, Southern California ($82,644; June 2018 through June 2019) New Mexico State University Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00040 Sally McGill Southern California Earthquake Recurrence on the Banning Strand of the San Andras Fault: Collaborative Research with California State University, San Bernardino and University of California Los Angeles ($51,774; June 2018 through June 2019) California State University San Bernardino Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00041 Seugli Moon Southern California Earthquake Recurrence on the Banning Strand of the San Andras Fault: Collaborative Research with California State University, San Bernardino and University of California Los Angeles ($44,377; June 2018 through June 2019) University of California Los Angeles September 2019 2018
G18AP00045 Amanda Thomas Earthquake Physics Using Large N to Better Understand Slow Earthquake Processes ($100,470; July 2018 through June 2019) University of Oregon Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00046 Gregory Beroza National Regionalized Crustal Attenuation for the Continental US Using Higher Order Ambent-Field Correlation ($69,259; July 2018 through June 2019) Stanford University Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00049 Hong Kie Thio Pacific Northwest and Alaska A Suite of Improved Kinematic Rupture Models, Wavefield Simulations, and Ground Motion Estimates for the 1964 Alaska Earthquake: Collaborative Research with the University of Alaska and AECOM ($46,959; July 2018 through June 2019) AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00050 Carl Tape Pacific Northwest and Alaska A Suite of Improved Kinematic Rupture Models, Wavefield Simulations, and Ground Motion Estimates for the 1964 Alaska Earthquake: Collaborative Research with the University of Alaska and AECOM ($53,100; July 2018 through June 2019) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00051 Michael Floyd Northern California Interseismic and Post-South Napa Earthquake Deformation in the Northern San Francisco Bay Region from Survey GPS Observations: Collaborative Research with MIT and UC Riverside ($47,651; July 2018 through June 2019) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00052 Gareth Funning Northern California Interseismic and Post-South Napa Earthquake Deformation in the Northern San Francisco Bay Region from Survey GPS Observations: Collaborative Research with MIT and UC Riverside ($24,359; July 2018 through June 2019) University of California Riverside Final Technical Repor due September 2019 2018
G18AP00057 Lee Liberty Pacific Northwest and Alaska Seismic Characterization of the Seattle Fault Deformation Front: Hazard Implications for Downtown Seattle, Washington ($84,483; July 2018 through June 2019) Boise State University Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00058 Chris Goldfinger Northern California Paleoseismic Record of Peninsula Segment Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault Near San Francisco, CA ($48,278; July 2018 through July 2019) Seafloor Survey Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00061 Frank Pazzaglia Central and Eastern U.S. River Knickpoint Paleogeodesy and Measurement of Crustal Deformation in the Central Virgina Seismic Zone (CVSZ) and Reading Lancaster Seismic Zone (RLSZ)($78,155; July 2018 through June 2019) Lehigh University Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00062 Deborah Kilb Southern California On the Variability of Earthquake Ground Motion from the Sage Brush Flats High Density Array ($53,653; July 2018 through June 2019) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00063 Lianyang Zhang Intermountain West Liquefaction Hazard Mapping in Great Yuma Region, Arizona ($70,075; July 2018 through June 2019) University of Arizona Final Technical Report due September 2019 2018
G18AP00064 Joseph Coe Engineering Seismology and Impacts Simultaneous Rayleigh and Love Wave Acquistion for Joint Inversion of MASW Data ($79,899; July 2018 through June 2019) Temple University Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00065 Paula Marques Intermountain West Collaborative Research with University of South Florida and University of Cincinnati: Characterization of Long-Term Slip Rates for Camp Rock Fault (Eastern California Shear Zone) using Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating ($36,966; July 2018 through June 2019) University of Cincinnati Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00066 Paul Wetmore & Timothy Dixon Intermountain West Collaborative Research with University of South Florida and University of Cincinnati: Characterization of Long-Term Slip Rates for Camp Rock Fault (Eastern California Shear Zone) using Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating ($24,964; July 2018 through June 2019) University of South Florida Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00067 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 and Calaveras Faults, Northern California ($69,623; July 2018 through June 2019) San Jose State University Final Technical Report Due September 2019 2018
G18AP00068 Hae Young Noh & Pei Zhang Engineering Seismology and Impacts Directed-Information Approach for Building Seismic Damage Diagnosis ($79,657; August 2018 through July 2019) Carnegie Mellon University Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00069 Will Levandowski Central and Eastern U.S. Assessment of Topographic, Geologic, and Geophysical Proxies for Surface Wave Site Amplication and Improved Models of Crustal Surface Wave Attenuation in the Continental United Staets: Boulder Geophysics ($36,844; July 2018 through July 2019) Boulder Geophysics Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00075 Michael Brudzinski Earthquake Physics Investigating Relationships between Hydraulic Fracture Injection Parameters and Induced Seismicity ($71,978; August 2018 through July 2019) Miami University Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00076 Melanie Walling, Norman Abrahamson & Nicolas Kuehn Engineering Seismology and Impacts Non-Ergodic Ground-Motion Prediction Equation for Induced Seismicity Hazards in the Oklahoma Region ($68,547; August 2018 through August 2019) GeoEngineers, Inc. Final Technical Report due November 2019 2018
G18AP00078 Clinton Wood Central and Eastern U.S. Development of Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiles at Seismic Stations in the Mississippi Embayment ($58,857; August 2018 through July 2019) University of Arkansas Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00079 Anne Sheehan Earthquake Physics Capturing the Onset of Induced Seismicity: Field Experiment at High Rate Disposal Wells, Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado ($100,505; August 2018 through July 2019) University of Colorado Boulder Final Technical Report due October 2019 2018
G18AP00082 Andrew Zuza Intermountain West Investigating Unrecognized Earthquake Faults in the Carson Domain, Walker Lane ($40,499; September 2018 through August 2019) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due November 2019 2018
G18AP00083 Martitia Tuttle Central and Eastern U.S. Geophysical and Paleoseismic Investigations of Large Sand Blows along a Northwest-Oriented Lineament near Marianna, Arkansas ($87,200; September 2018 through August 2019) M. Tuttle & Associates Final Technical Report due November 2019 2018
G18AP00084 James Goltz Engineering Seismology and Impacts Strong Ground Motion and Human Behaviour: Using DYFI Data to Assess Behavioral Response to Earthquakes ($34,899; September 2018 through August 2019) Kyoto University Final Technical Report Due November 2019 2018
G18AP00085 Jessica Pilarczyk Central and Eastern U.S. Coastal Evidence for Puerto Rico Trench Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Anegada, British Virgin Islands ($70,344; September 2018 through August 2019) University of Southern Mississippi Final Technical Report due November 2019 2018
G18PG00107 Tom Guilderson, Alan Hidy & Susan Zimmerman General AMS C14 age-dating to Support Earthquake Hazards Research ($21,240; August 2018 through August 2019) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Final Technical Report due November 2019 2018

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